Our six-film tribute to the films of Paul Thomas Anderson continues with 2017’s Phantom Thread.
Daniel Day-Lewis earned his sixth Oscar nomination for his role in this period drama set in the glamour and limelight of 1950’s post-war London. World renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) and his doting sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the epicenter of British fashion, dressing kings, queens, movie stars, heiresses and socialites alike. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his inspiration and partner. Once a man bound by his merciless self-control and meticulous planning, Woodcock finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. 130 mins. Rated R. USA
Friday, June 15 – 5:30pm, 8pm, 10:30pm
Saturday, June 16 – 12pm, 2:45pm, 5:30pm
Sunday, June 17 – 12pm, 2:45pm
“★★★★. Phantom Thread is the kind of film that’s rarely made anymore – uncompromising, sophisticated and smart.”– Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“The director’s most outwardly accessible movie in ages, Phantom Thread is at once an evocative period drama and a magical fable about lonely, solipsistic people finding solace in their mutual sense of alienation. Grade: A.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread casts a remarkable spell; it wraps around you, like a delicately scented cashmere shawl woven from music and color and astonishing faces.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times