Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread ★★★½


It's good! It doesn't catch me as well as other PTA movies have, but it's definitely good. A little too cold for my taste at a few key points, at least to the end of justifying its snippiness. I'm mostly in the camp of it just being about the idea of love as opposed to how these two actually could be in love, but boy I'd love some more on Alma.

I love the last 30 minutes of the movie, and kind of wish the second act was the first act, so that the third act could be this weird, almost Yorgos Lanthimos like exploration of this film's ultimate endgame. Love what it's going for, and I love talking about it, but getting there I'm not as engaged as I'd like to be.

Maybe I have too many expectations. New PTA movies unfortunately have that air around them. I'm really bad with them upon arrival. I squeeze the life out of them immediately out of excitement, so I'm going to let this one rest for a while. Live my life, then check back in maybe in a year, and see if I find something else with some new perspective.

In the lower rung of my PTA power ranking as of now, along with Magnolia (that was a depressing bump), even though individual elements such as performances and sequences are high up in their respective regards.

Jonny Greenwood's score is still the best, tho.

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