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3.3 of 5 from 707 ratings
2h 5min
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Synopsis:
Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the centre of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by the scariest curse of all...love.
And so begins a Gothic Romance of twists, turns and power struggles of "pure, delicious pleasure" that is "devilishly funny and luxuriantly sensuous".
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, JoAnne Sellar
Writers:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Others:
Jonny Greenwood, Mark Bridges
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Top 100 Films, Drama, Romance
Countries:
UK
Awards:

2018 BAFTA Best Costumes

2018 Oscar Best Costume Design

BBFC:
Release Date:
18/06/2018
Run Time:
125 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Anglicized English Audio Description, English, French, French Audio Description, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, French, Hindi, Icelandic, Portuguese, Spanish
Bonus:
  • Camera Tests: With audio commentary by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • For the Hungry Boy: A collection of deleted scenes. Music by Jonny Greenwood
  • House of Woodcock: Fashion Show narrated by Adam Buxton
  • Behind the Scenes: Photographs from the film by Michael Bauman with demo versions of Jonny Greenwood's score
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/06/2018
Run Time:
130 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Anglicized English Audio Description, English, French, French Audio Description, German, Italian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Bonus:
  • Camera Tests: With audio commentary by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • For the Hungry Boy: A collection of deleted scenes. Music by Jonny Greenwood
  • House of Woodcock: Fashion Show narrated by Adam Buxton
  • Behind the Scenes: Photographs from the film by Michael Bauman with demo versions of Jonny Greenwood's score
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/06/2018
Run Time:
130 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
Colour:
Colour
Languages:
Canadian French, English, English Audio Description, Latin American Spanish
Subtitles:
Canadian French, English Hard of Hearing, Latin American Spanish

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Reviews (22) of Phantom Thread

A Fascinating Character Study - Phantom Thread review by PT

Spoiler Alert

If you're looking for action forget it, this is a character based drama, with most of the action taking place within the sumptuous house. Having said that, it is a fascinating film.

Reynolds Woodstock is a dressmaker, his trade learnt from his deceased mother, whom he constantly misses. He has no idea how to treat other women in his life though. Early on we get a glimpse of his behaviour towards women with his current lady friend, whom his toady sister ( brilliantly played by Lesley Manville) offers to give marching orders to, as she knows when her brother has had enough of his current fancy. This gives the impression that this abuse, in the form of mental abuse displayed by Reynolds is a regular occurrence.

He then meets a waitress whom he takes for his new lady companion, namely Alma, played by Vicky Krieps in an impressive role. Alma at first becomes another sycophantic lover, bending to all Reynolds ridicolous whims. Of course, this total obedience is not enough and Reynolds starts to grow tired of his latest conquest. Alma will have to change the game or follow the fate of his previous partners.

There is a hint of mental illness in Reynolds character, perhaps in the form of OCD. Daniel Day Lewis is superb as Reynolds, an arrogant, totally selfish, rude, in short, complete pig of a man.

This film is another wonderful collaboration between the highly talented director and actor. It does not quite reach the absolute classic heights of their first teaming up for the masterpiece ,There Will Be Blood, which I thought was Anderson's and Lewis's greatest work. Nonetheless, a fine film, which I will definitely watch again when it is released on DVD.

9 out of 11 members found this review helpful.

A Look Into A Private World - Phantom Thread review by JP

Meet Mr. Woodcock, brilliantly acted by Daniel Day Lewis. His is not a regular life we often see. Beautifully set in London of the 1950's, dress designer Woodcock meets his match in a waitress named Alma. The entire cast is perfect, and I highly recommend this film which, hopefully, will not turn out to be Mr. Lewis' last.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A strange, disturbing film - Phantom Thread review by IanF

Vicky Kreips is apparently a German movie star little known in UK/US. She holds the film together, in the unlikely role of ingenue/ poisoner! A strange film, that looks good, but doesn't give a lot away as to where it is going, which turns out to be not a very good place in the end. Don't expect light hearted romance!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

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