Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.
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The Last Supper. Something about "Phantom Thread's" ornate and mannered style left me feeling as removed from the film as I am the privileged and upper class world it luxuriates in. But Vicky Krieps delivers what is sure to be a breakout performance, not unlike Katherine Waterston did in "Inherent Vice," and I could listen to that Johnny Greenwood score all day, perhaps while eating a mushroom omelette...
No es que se confunda masoquismo con placer ni odio con amor. Mas bien, lo que parece decirnos PTA en su nueva y extraordinaria película, es que una cosa se alimenta de la otra. Se trata siempre de comprender. De ahi que construya esta película muy lejos de las estridencias de su cine y más abocado a prestar atención a los detalles, más poderosos que las explosiones: silencios, gestos, todo eso que queda en el medio
Hm, is there an air of quiet death in here? Or are you just wilting to see me? Quality cinema, quality couture--rarefied, reified, petrified--Phantom Thread is one within the other, both lustrous, wooden, inert as puppets until shocked into animation by performance. What I like best about it is the ambiguity of its resolution, its resignation to a conception of love as illness, an infection requiring regular renewal.
A sombre yet somehow bristling, martini-dry black comedy about love and all of the neurosis of human relationship. Superb dialogue and sharp, nuanced delivery by all but in particular Vicky Kriep, who's feisty embodiment of modern empowerment is a welcome thing indeed . 4 stars.
My biggest issue is the complete lack of emotions. The highlight of the film is the argument dinner scene, when finally a bit of humanity peers through this veil of british coldness and social etiquette. Definitely worth watching, but disappointing from PTA.
Frankly, I wasn't expecting it to be this mesmerizing.130 minutes of solid curiosity and fascination for me. Perfect cinematography, exquisite screenplay with some genuinely captivating dialogue, crafty performances by the three leads and a really twisted love story. Cannot wish for more.This is why I adore cinema.
Unfolding with splotches of gothic glamour, Phantom Thread unearths an intoxicating tale with several dichotomies between authority and submission, power and fragility, passion and contempt, as well as gravitas and dark humor.
The climax of quality cinema: an academicism apparently in denial with its original models, over a constant musical carpet that maintains continuity and guarantees an addition of glamour like is said in Mubi's synopsis or chic, contests Day-Lewis character, another key point in so much "brilliance", the ever-eternal "great actor" - apparently in his last role. Will i have the same luck with PTA?