Do you think Amy Dunne's seen Marriage Story and just thought: "THIS! This is why I chose to frame Nick for murder instead of going through divorce"
Whilst consistently interesting, this never felt like anything more than just a showcase for great acting capabilities. Despite the talent on and off screen, I'm ashamed to say I actually zoned out a few times...
Still, Regina King (Queen) directed the SHIT out of it, injecting real energy and passion to make a two hour long film of just four men talking somewhat engaging and highly captivating!
To me, the fundamental basics of a film is to tell a story. You have the added extras like cinematography and direction that turn this into an art form, but at it's core a film is a story.
In that aspect Phantom Thread feels like a front.
Take away PTA's silky smooth direction, the beautiful lighting with the textured grain of film, and Daniel Day Lewis' extraordinary talent as an actor and what are you left with... A grumpy old…
All in all, this was surprisingly pretty fun and enjoyable, but Outside the Wire seems to continue the streak Netflix has of of turning interesting premises into really mediocre films.
So, I created a list for the "cool-ideas-Netflix-turned-into-generic-fluff" Cinematic Universe, enjoy!