PREVIEW: Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread promises to be a fascinating film featuring the work of two masters. It is the second collaboration between Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis after their 2007 masterpiece, There Will Be Blood.  The film concerns Day-Lewis’ character, Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dress maker. In 1950s London, Woodcock is massively successful, dressing celebrities, socialites, and heiresses alike. However, his carefully plotted life and career suddenly change course when he meets Alma (Vicky Krieps). Alma fascinates him. She even acts as a muse for his fashion efforts. It would be silly to expect a conventional love story from Paul Thomas Anderson, though. He does not make anything according to expectations. Although, it will be fascinating to watch the movie purely for the aesthetic appeal of the beautiful clothing, Anderson also does not make shallow movies. All in all, this film is assuredly an exciting new entry by an American master director.  Phantom Thread is currently showing at the Michigan Theater. Tickets can be bought online or at the box office ($8 with a student ID).

 

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Corrina Lee

Corrina is a sophomore intending to major in Economics. She writes about movies and art because no one will listen to her rant about Game of Thrones anymore.

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