This movie is set in the 1950s and was directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It tells the story of a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by the arrival of “Alma”, a young strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.
This movie is nominated for 6 oscars so when I watched it, I had high-expectations, and I must say, it deserves those 6 oscars. “Phantom Thread” is a pure master-piece in the genre of drama and gothic romance. I absolutely loved it.
“There is such pure delicious pleasure in this film, in its strangeness, its vehemence, its flourishes of absurdity, carried off with superb elegance.” The Guardian
First, I really appreciated the story, it is so beautifully written and is very unpredictable, it’s a romance story like no other, distinguishable by its strangeness and absurdity.
Second, everything, from the story, to the visuals and soundtrack, just flows so nicely and is so well coordinated. I really enjoyed the use of diegetic and non-diegetic sound, I loved the costumes, I loved the cinematography [the camera movements set very well the mood of the film] and I loved the editing. All these different elements make this film a really good romantic/drama film.
Photos taken from IMDB
Finally, I’ve always liked movies starring Daniel Day-Lewis, he is such an amazing actor and his performance in “Phantom Thread” is as amazing. The acting in general [of all the actors] is astounding, it’s very genuine, believable, moving and memorable, Paul Anderson did an amazing job at directing them. I mean, some scenes gave me goosebumps and grasped my attention to a point that I didn’t even want to get up to drink water. That’s how good this movie is.
I did feel like the relationship between the dressmaker and Alma went a bit too fast in the beginning but this did not prohibit me from enjoying the rest of the film!
If you want a really good, dark, romantic/drama film, I definitely recommend “Phantom Thread” and I rate it a 5/5.
4/5: Very Good
1/5: VERY bad!
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