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Movie Review: “Phantom Thread” Takes Its Time Exploring The Nature Of Relationships - Irish Film Critic
Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Billed as the last acting performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” wafts into wide release later this January. The film previewed in Beverly Hills last November – in time for this year’s Oscar consideration, where it is almost certain to be in contention for several awards. But is this really the last role for Day-Lewis? In the 1980s, Richard Harris famously declared that he was retiring, only to come back again and again in classic films such as “Unforgiven,” “Gladiator,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” and the first two “Harry Potter” movies. …