It’s Oscars season and we’re reviewing the Academy’s big category picks. ‘Phantom Thread’ (starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps) is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and has nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Lewis), Best Supporting Actress (Lesley Manville) and more.
“Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutantes and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running.”
We put the movie through our critically acclaimed rating system, which grades based on four categories:
1. Did we like it?
2. How did everyone look?
3. Will we steal stuff from it?
4. Is it problematic?
Here’s how it played out:
- The Post
- Darkest Hour
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- The Shape of Water
- Get Out
- Call Me By Your Name