Film No. 10 (2018) January 29th. 6:45 PM Greater Union Event Cinema, Innaloo.
"Reynolds has made my dreams come true and I have given him what he deserves most in return. Every piece of me." (Alama voices her appreciation for the new life Reynolds Woodcock has bestowed upon her).
Wes Anderson excels as a film maker with range, depth and perception. Phantom Thread could be the torchbearer for that brilliance. Daniel Day Lewis meticulously brings women's fashion genius Reynolds Woodcock to life a very delicate way. The film is less about fashion and more about love, mystery and the lessons even a man like Woodcock can learn in life. Vicky Krieps as Alama and Lesley Manville as Woodcock's overseer and sister Cyril help bring 1950's London to life in a manner Hitchcock would be proud of. Love for a difficult man can be tamed and Alama has a plan. The sadness in Phantom Thread is the fact that with it, Day Lewis has taken his final bow. I hope, like many, our man is having second thoughts, but if not, don't miss this mysterious, potboiler of a film even if just for Daniel's final bow. 10GUMS.