Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread ★★★★½

Phantom Thread is one of Paul Thomas Anderson's best films; deeply engrossing and playful as it seamlessly weaves between romantic, unsettling, funny, and back again. There's a mastery of transitions that has a way of making the entire film feel like one intoxicating scene. Daniel Day-Lewis also outdoes his There Will Be Blood performance, embodying a character with more depth and complex tenderness. Vicky Krieps might even be better as she goes toe-to-toe with him. You'll want to see it again immediately after, and a second viewing is incredibly rewarding, as I imagine the many after will be as well.

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