Phantom Thread movie review: The final film of Daniel Day-Lewis’ career is an unforgettable masterpiece

Phantom Thread movie review: Daniel Day-Lewis’s final film is strange and sadomasochistic, it’s Freudian and bizarre. It is also director Paul Thomas Anderson’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey. Phantom Thread Phantom Thread Director – Paul Thomas Anderson Cast – Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville Rating – 4.5/5 For Daniel Day-Lewis to retire now, with three Best Actor Oscars on his shelf that could possibly be joined by a fourth very soon, is like Marco Pierre White hanging up his apron after earning three Michelin stars, or Michael Jordan hanging up his boots with a record number of NBA titles under his belt. It’s an important occasion, and the legendary actor could not have found a stranger film with which to call it a day. Phantom Thread is an oddity. It’s a movie about love and obsession and obsessive love. It’s Freudian and sadomasochistic, and for one glorious moment, almost passes off as director Paul Thomas Anderson’s answer to Fifty Shades of Grey. It’s difficult to say exactly what sort of movie it is. It will perhaps take several viewings before anyone could make a confident decision. But after two hours of thinking ‘What is this?’ — mind […]

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