Phantom Thread review

Note: this Phantom Thread review will remain as spoiler-free as humanly possible, because to give away this film’s secrets would be a crime.

Mere words can not entirely prepare you for Phantom Thread. How does one even begin to describe the latest cinematic treat from Paul Thomas Anderson? Certainly not by comparing it to previous Anderson films before. For while Anderson has reunited with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread is far removed from that film. It’s far removed from practically any Anderson film before it. I dare say that if you showed it to someone who didn’t realize Anderson was the director, they’d have trouble believing that he was behind the camera.

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phantom thread early buzz

Anticipation has been high for Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread: It was a film shrouded in mystery for much of its production, without even a title announcement until two months before its limited release. Anderson is one of the most accomplished auteurs today, with not a bad movie to his name (though I’d argue that Inherent Vice is questionable). Not to mention the fact that the film reunited Anderson with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis, the actor’s final feature film performance before his highly publicized retirement.

But could Phantom Thread live up to the increasingly lofty expectations? Turns out that it can. The social media embargo for Phantom Thread has lifted, and critics are calling it another Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece, a perverse, gothic love story, and a worthy vehicle for Day-Lewis’ final performance. It’s already made several critics’ “Best of 2017” lists and received that same honor from the National Board Review.

Below, here are some of the early reactions to Phantom Thread.

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phantom thread trailer

Just as suddenly as Paul Thomas Anderson‘s mystery movie dropped its title and released a trailer, it is announcing special sneak preview screenings to be held in Los Angeles and New York.

Phantom Thread reunites star Daniel Day-Lewis‘ with Anderson a decade after their award-winning masterpiece There Will be Blood, and carries the additional burden of reportedly being Day-Lewis’ last film before his retirement — hence the air of intrigue and anticipation around this film. And it seems like Focus Features is tapping into that anticipation, announcing seven exclusive screenings in the two cities in late November, a month before the film’s limited release.

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phantom thread details

Before this year is over we’re going to be treated to a new film from Paul Thomas Anderson. Not only that, but Anderson’s film, Phantom Thread, will reunite him with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis in what is to be Day-Lewis’ final performance before retiring. While we’ve received a trailer for the film, most of the details about Phantom Thread have been kept under-wraps. But in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Anderson just revealed several Phantom Thread details for Anderson fans to obsess over.

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phantom thread trailer

Ten years ago, writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson and actor Daniel Day-Lewis collaborated on There Will Be Blood, an instant masterpiece that may be the single best movie of the 21st century so far. And now, they’re back.

The first Phantom Thread trailer is here, offering a look at the reunion between one of the great living filmmakers and quite possibly the finest actor to ever appear in the movies. Consider this your number one cinematic priority for the final stretch of 2017.

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The end of this year will mark what is supposed to be the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis in a film that reteams him with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson (seen together above). As we recently found out, Phantom Thread is the name of the film, and now we have an official synopsis to provide us with some insight into the story.

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Paul Thomas Anderson has a new film on the horizon, one that’s remained shrouded in secrecy. Even though the film is set to be released in about two months, it didn’t have an official title. Until now. Anderson’s new film, which will reunite him with Daniel Day-Lewis, is now officially called Phantom Thread. Read a brief plot synopsis below.

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Daniel Day-Lewis Retiring

After winning three Oscars for his performances in My Left Foot in 1989, There Will Be Blood in 2007 and Lincoln in 2012, not to mention landing nominations for Gangs Of New York in 2002 and In the Name Of The Father in 1993, acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting, as indicated in an official statement released by one of his representatives.

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Paul Thomas Anderson Daniel Day-Lewis Movie

Last month, we got word that Paul Thomas Anderson had begun shooting his latest movie, a fashion drama set in 1950s London that will reteam the director with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis. The details we have on the movie are still pretty sparse, but the good news is we know when we’ll get to see it since the release date was announced this week at CinemaCon.

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UPDATE: Focus Features has officially announced the start of production on Paul Thomas Anderson’s untitled movie and their press release includes this plot description: “The new movie is a drama set in the couture world of 1950s London. The story illuminates the life behind the curtain of an uncompromising dressmaker commissioned by royalty and high society.” There is no release date, but the film will be released later this year. The original article follows below.

We don’t even know the title of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s new movie and it already feels like an event. First of all, it’s a Paul Thomas Anderson movie and any time the director of Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and The Master decides to make a new movie, it’s time to celebrate. Second of all, this film will reunite him with the infamously picky and famously masterful Daniel Day-Lewis, who hasn’t made a movie since winning his third Oscar for 2012’s Lincoln. Either of these by themselves would be a reason to keep this one on your radar, but a full-fledged There Will Be Blood reunion makes this one of the most exciting projects to come together since…well, There Will Be Blood.

The first photos from the set have arrived and while they don’t shed too much light on this mysterious project, they do reveal Day-Lewis and Anderson one again sharing the same space and that is enticing enough.

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