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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