Phantom Thread [2017]

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.

5/5: Excellent

4/5: Very Good

3/5: Good

2/5: Bad

1/5: VERY bad! 

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  1. February 26, 2018 / 9:41 am

    oh wow! I’ve never even heard of this, but it sounds fantastic – I will definitely have to give it a watch 🙂 xx

  2. Coyote from Orion
    February 26, 2018 / 10:15 am

    Haven’t heard of it before now. Thanks. Not much on here this week that I haven’t seen.

    • Joy🌻
      February 26, 2018 / 11:43 am

      Thanks a lot for reading ☺️

  3. February 26, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Daniel Day Lewis is such an amazing actor with a vast range of skills. Really sad that he has announced his retirement from acting. At least he leaves us with a great movie. Awesome review as always 😀

    • Joy🌻
      February 26, 2018 / 11:43 am

      Very true!! Thanks a lot 💕💕

  4. February 26, 2018 / 11:46 am

    I 💝💞💖 this movie! It was long, but worth it. The psychological gamesmanship between Daniel Day Lewis and the muse was intriguing.

    • Joy🌻
      February 26, 2018 / 3:58 pm

      yes exactly!! Thanks a lot for reading!! xx

  5. February 26, 2018 / 4:34 pm

    I really want to see this one! I heard it’s a bit slow at the beginning but the ending is great.

    • Joy🌻
      February 26, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      Yes totally!!! Thanks for reading ❤️

  6. Coyote from Orion
    February 27, 2018 / 10:46 am

    Might try to find it. I think I know what cinema near me will have it.
    Watching The Dark Knight right now. Cracks me up this film. Heath Ledger was pretty funny.

  7. March 5, 2018 / 3:31 pm

    I really want to see this film. It is the only one of the best picture nominees I’ve missed out on and after this review I am even more inclined to watch it

    • Joy🌻
      March 5, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Yesss it’s really good 😍