Phantom Thread Review

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Though there was never an exact formula to Paul Thomas Anderson’s films, his 2014 entry Inherent Vice was definitely a break from his traditions. It was plot driven, even if that plot was deliberately obscure throughout, based faithfully on a novel, and not about fathers and sons as most of his previous work had been. If anyone was thinking that Phantom Thread – which reunites Anderson with his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis – would be a return to relative ‘normalcy’, it proves to be anything but. A wonderfully strange and unpredictable entry into the Anderson canon, it’s more than up to the auteur’s absurdly high standards.  Continue reading