Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread ★★★★½

There’s a lot to unpack here, that’s for sure.

Something about Anderson’s direction here is so mesmerizing. The shot composition feels so familiar, yet so unique. The incredibly classy costume and set design are coincided with a mood so discomforting and unsettling, like a beautiful siren in the middle of the Bermuda triangle. Everything is in place, yet nothing is. A silent horror film.

I’m not completely sure about what to say here, considering that I’ve only started browsing Anderson’s filmography, and this is my first time witnissing the awe-inspiring talent of Day-Lewis on the big screen. I almost feel ashamed to feel like I can competently describe such an introspective film on my first viewing.

With enough reflection and about two or three more reviewings, I might be able to analyze this thing. But I do know that it’s one for the books.

Side Note: the score is euphoric, outstanding, brilliant, etc, etc. If for nothing else, the film is a definite winner for best score come the Oscars next year.

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