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Phantom Thread

 Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps (Image © Focus Features) 

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps (Image © Focus Features) 

PHANTOM THREAD: A+ 

Phantom Thread, at its heart, is about control—the lengths we will go to grasp it and who we choose to yield it to. Luckily, control is what Paul Thomas Anderson does best. Don’t let the first half of this movie, which pretends to be about a fashion designer (Daniel Day-Lewis, brilliant for, supposedly, the last time here) who takes in a young waitress turned model (Vicky Krieps, brilliant for the first time here), fool you—Anderson is spinning a fiendish yarn, with surprises so dark they make 2017’s other provocateurs, Darren Aronofsky and Yorgos Lanthimos, look like rank amateurs. 

Matthew Guerruckey, Film Editor


Phantom Thread 

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville 

Written & Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson 

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