Sunday, February 11, 2018

Phantom Thread

Sunday afternoon, Sharon and I went to see Phantom Thread at the Century Arden 14 and XD. We have now seen all nine of the films nominated for Best Picture.

Phantom Thread is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in London's couture world in the 1950s. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis as a couturier living with his sister, played by Lesley Manville. He falls in love with a young waitress, played by Vicky Krieps. The couple's relationship vacillates between affection and distance as they struggle to live with each other's differences.

At the 90th Academy Awards, the film earned six nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Day-Lewis, and Supporting Actress for Manville. It also received two Golden Globe nominations: Best Actor – Drama (Day-Lewis) and Best Original Score.

On Sunday morning, Sharon said that she didn't have a lot of hope for the film. She was right. Although the first half was mildly interesting, the second half of the film jumps the shark. It is our least favorite film of this year's best picture nominees. At dinner at Seasons 52 afterwards, Sharon that it didn't deserve a best picture nomination. I agree. I don't recommend the movie...

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