“Phantom Thread,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Movie, 2017

Curious, intense character and relationship study, in which a dressmaker struggles with his female relationships, while propelling his international fame and career in an upwards trajectory. A film all about setting and atmosphere, helped by some eccentric though skilful acting and a sympathetic, mournful soundtrack. The emerging story creeps up and almost throws the film towards the end – the fact that it doesn’t speaks volumes for the skill and poise of the film overall. A meditative piece and a skilful look at the psychology and shortcomings of a man very much at the centre of his own unease.

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