Jennifer Jones

Paul Thomas Anderson's ‘Phantom Thread’ is one in a long line of Hollywood films on obsessive love

Paul Thomas Anderson's ‘Phantom Thread’ is one in a long line of Hollywood films on obsessive love

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, “Phantom Thread,” is a heady and often haunting examination of the dynamics of love — obsessive love, foolish love and the games couples play during the dance of love.

The film is set in 1950s London in the couture fashion world and stars Daniel Day-Lewis, who earned an Oscar for Anderson’s 2007 masterpiece “There Will Be Blood,” as Reynolds Woodcock, a fashion designer who expresses his passion more through his clothes than with people. But his ordered universe, run by his sister, Cyril (Lesley Manville), is turned on its head when he meets Alma (Vicky Krieps), a waitress at a seaside hotel restaurant who becomes his latest muse and...

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