You Were Never Really Here

Humans are, despite my own hopes to the contrary, an inherently violent race. There are some situations in which violence becomes inescapable – and when they occur, the common man usually turns to those willing to do violence on their behalf. You Were Never Really Here is an exploration of the life of one of those men, willing to do violence on behalf of others – for the right cause. 

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Phantom Thread

If Phantom Thread is to be Daniel Day Lewis’ last film, then the elegant portrayal of an obsessive 1950’s dressmaker is an almost perfect allegory for the actor. The film analyses Reynolds Woodcock, a famed fashion designer who creates garments for royalty, celebrities and high society. His fastidious attention to detail in his work spills over into his life, where all events are kept tightly strung into their proper place. In Reynolds, we see DDL perhaps showing a little of himself.

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