Phantom Thread (2/2 Hats)

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Kelvin Says Hats Off:

Just saw “Phantom Thread: Dress Is More.” Conclusion: 8/10. Perception being reality is a cliché that has become a common ethos in society. It’s one that “Phantom Thread” meticulously dismantles. For me, what director Paul Thomas Anderson (Punch-Drunk Love, Magnolia, Boogie Nights) picks at best is the thought that other people’s relationships really are not all that knowable from the outside. Daniel Day-Lewis, in apparently his final performance, alongside Vicky Krieps, provides a ravishing, if not understated, portrait of that. Their characters are not all that relatable nor are they entirely empathetic. The garment that is their relationship resembles something deliberately assembled and carefully embroidered. What it is that holds it all together is, as the title insinuates, rather opaque. While I think the abstruseness of the characters puts some distance between the emotion the movie hopes to elicit and the emotion it does, there is still poignancy in what is seen of these characters. Though the film is not in a particular hurry to get where it’s going, the sardonic humor and performances, especially by Day-Lewis, make the journey worth it. #ShakenNotDisturbed #ShroomRaider #AllowMeToADressSomething #SeamBetterDays #SewYou #CyrilRide


Austinn Says Hats Off:

‘Phantom Thread’: Say Yes to the Dressmaker (7/10)

This is one of those “nice” movies. Although it’s pretty slow, it stays interesting the whole time. My biggest complaint, however, is that it could have been more thrilling/exciting if they had taken it in a different direction. The acting is fantastic, especially from Daniel Day-Lewis. But maybe the best thing about this movie is the score. The music is very prevalent throughout and it really adds a ton of depth and emotion to the movie. #phantommenace #sewwhat #breakfastCyril #alldressedupandnowheretogo #notwhatitseams #silverliningssketchbook

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