So very boring, as good an actor as DDL is this film just isn’t entertaining at all.
Good lord... Those two were super obsessed to each other.This movie was a little creepy.
Had to take a 2 hour train journey to see this film and I think it paid off.
Phantom Thread is a glorious film to add to the Paul Thomas Anderson collection with charming performances from both Daniel Day Lewis and Vicky Krieps as the two leads. The story is told with such splendour that every shot from the film is exquisite, making the film even more delightful as it goes on (and apparently there was no DP hired which is crazy). The film did lose me a bit towards the end due to it’s lengthy run-time and simple story but Johnny Greenwood’s score pulled me back into 1950’s London. The last 10 minutes were outstanding in rounding out the story of Reynolds and Alma, which only solidifies Daniel Day Lewis as possibly one of the greatest actors on screen.
‘Phantom Thread ’ might be the best film I think I have ever seen. Superb in every sense of the word. It's up there with ‘There Will Be Blood’. For the last couple of days after I watched the film, there was something about it that transcended me into a spell. It felt like a dream. An extraordinary incident was watching this a second time in one week, which is something I rarely do. Better on the second watch, if I must say. Gripped ever tighter in it’s sinister approach to love.
What could've been so boring with its subject matter of the fashion world, something I’m not personally interested in, but made it so fascinating. If you watched the trailer and think you know how things are gonna play out, you’re dead wrong.
Paul Thomas Anderson is one of my favorite directors working today and every movie he makes, just like Scorsese, I'm there. While the film making in the movie isn't anything striking, but didn't need to be. Not to say there wasn't any perfectly framed shots. The way he films cars driving was unique. There's a shot in the movie that's taken right out of ‘A Clockwork of Orange’. This guy can make movies like ‘Boogie Nights (1997)’ - A drug rush of funky disco in 1970’s California. Then makes ‘There Will Be Blood (2007)’ - A slow pace horror movie about oil drilling. And now ‘Phantom Thread (2017)’ - The most British thing ever, set in the 1950’s about fashion with shocking parallels to Hitchcock. Are you beginning to see a pattern here - The mighty 7’s.
Daniel-Day Lewis was absolutely fantastic in this movie - Yeah, what’s new. Of course this needs repeating, because he’s wonderful as the picky prick Reynolds Woodcock. What makes him so enthralling to watch is his special ability to embody his characters down to the smallest details. Sometimes during the film, you get close up of his worn out fingers after touching fabric and you immediately know it’s real. To prepare for the role, Day-Lewis actually made a balenciaga dress from scratch. This guy is a mad genius. Without any words spoken, his reaction when people make eat too loud or irritating little noises are hilarious. If it’s true about his retirement from acting, then he picked a great way to go out. He will be missed.
A standout performance from Vicky Krieps, who plays Alma, the woman Reynolds falls for. Krieps deserves more praise for her powerful performance, as she holds her own against Day-Lewis. Both having great chemistry that’s so sweet and yet messed up. I hope we see more of her in the future.
Lesley Manville plays Cyril, the cold silent type who sniffs out trouble in The House of Woodcock. She serves as a helping hand to Reynolds during difficult times, since both are siblings. Another surprise standout who also goes head to head with Day-Lewis and has some of the funniest lines in the movie. Her Oscar nomination was deserved.
Jonny Greenwood’s score is heaven to my ears. Listening to it feels like a warm blanket wrapped around me. One of the best things I've heard in quite a while.
And of course with it being fashion, the costumes and production designs are all terrific. Mark Bridges and Mark Tildesley crafted an astonishing piece of art that breathes life on to the screen.
Something that doesn't get enough praise is the sound design. Really detailed with every door slam, movement of plates and cutlery, needles going through thread, and crust from bread.
This plays out more like a Brother’s Grimm story than a romance. Characters constantly talk about curses, superstitions and the afterlife. Brides not touching wedding dresses as fear they will never get married. Sewing hidden messages within any fabric. Reynolds sewn a piece of his deceased mother hair into the canvas of his coat, keeping her close to his heart. The story about dressmaking and the artist was never the main focus, but something more ghostly. This refers to an irresistible motion of repeating sewing until the fingers get weary, even through their work are already done. Hence the title “Phantom Thread ”.
Overall Rating: A classic chic.
This comes across as a well made exploration into a fascinating true story about an eccentric historical figure. Except that it isn't true. So then it's a well made exploration into an eccentric fictional character. But, without much happening most of the movie, you'd think it must be leading up to something in the end, to give it some substance. And, the substance turns out to be... poison omelettes. Which sounds much more intriguing than it actually is. After watching this, I just wanted an omelette.
Oh boy, what a slow-paced and boring movie. The two leads were super obsessed with each other and towards the ending, really creepy. Also, the relationship was super unhealthy and made no sense! At certain scenes we all looked with disbelief at each other in the theater, just so stupid. Plus, the movie was too long and the only highlights were all the costumes (so pretty!) and the rare but beautiful sass of Cyril.
4/10 I do regret seeing it and I consider the time wasted, but oh well!
amei a continuação de The Beguiled
This movie was horrible it was long and utterly boring, i honestly can;t see why it should be nominated for best picture. I love DDL and his acting was good but other than that it was truly horrible, he knew she was poisoning him at the end so why stay? Did he really love her? i was happy when the end credits came.
Phantom Thread is an exquisite jazz soliloquy that you adore not for what's in it, but for how it makes you feel. It is a masterly crafted suit that makes you feel like a better person the moment it envelopes you.
The writing is seamless, the cinematography stylish and the soundtrack, my god, Jonny Greenwood's soundtrack is tailor-made to this film. The music in Phantom Thread has a more important role and performs it better than most human actors in lesser films. Speaking of performances, Daniel Day Lewis's swan song appearance is a high note in his career and, while not particularly a stretch for him, it's certainly as elegant and captivating as a Christian Dior corset.
The only flaw in this latest piece in the string of Anderson's successes is the length, for like an imperfectly cut wedding dress, Phantom Thread drags a little towards the end, though not enough to tear us away from its elegance.
Interesting idea, strung out longer than it should have been. The acting was great, but the pacing and writing felt like a drag.
The most boring movie I've ever seen in my life
I was rewatching Boogie Nights with the commentary and was so high on PTA I decided to finally watch this. I avoided it for the longest time because it looked very boring. It was not! I was hooked from the beginning. Very great.
Poetic cinema, and It was shot without a DP yet every frame is a painting !!
Relationship between main characters is pure mommy issues, Reynolds Woodcock is lacking the mother figure so the role alternate between his sister Cyril ( fearless strong exercises authority ) and Lover/ Muse Alma (loving caring possessive)
So in conclusion, phantom thread is about mother-child relationship and it should be right up there with I, Tonya and Lady Bird
This film had such brilliant moments that is unbelievable how ridiculous it gets when we reach into the third act
I'd comment this movie with only one sentence: is love a sickness or being sick is to love?
By the way, great movie. Great Lewis as always, I just love every way he behaves behind the camera... what an actor!
Wife's favorite watched together Easy for me to watch Wife very happy
The setting of this movie was great. The Story and the cast were very good too. I also dont think that this movie was too long. If you love the master and there will be blood, then you will have fun with this one. 8/10 Points
This is a beautiful film. Beautiful clothes, beautiful people, beautiful scenery. The three lead parts were exquisitely performed. Vicky Krieps was a new discovery for me but her quiet and powerful presence brought strength and enigma to her role. I'll be watching for her in the future. I give this film an 8 (beautiful) out of 10. (And, I learned so much about how to keep a man.)
I wasn't sure I would like this movie but I had to see it to see (possibly) Daniel Day-Lewis' last performance and, obviously, Paul Thomas Anderson. Man, I really got hooked right away. It is shot beautifully. The piano score was wonderful. DDL was fantastic and interesting but the real surprise is how great Vicky Krieps was. Alma is such a fascinating character. To just pick up her life to live with Reynolds. Trying to break his tough shell. Even going as far to poison him, that was crazy! This isn't going to be for everyone but this is a beautiful film.
P.S. This movie has some hilarious scenes. I might not be able to butter toast without thinking of this movie.