Paul Thomas Anderson's most recent film distinguished itself, among other ways, by eliciting a dizzying range of responses, many of them virtually diametrically opposed. In portraying the relationship between a figure who embodies the myth of white male genius (Daniel Day Lewis's monstrously perfectionist fashion designer, Reynolds Woodcock) and his seemingly long-suffering, powerless love interest (Vicky Krieps's Alma), is it perpetuating toxic gender relations or subtly deconstructing them? One thing is for sure: aside from its intoxicating set design and mise-en-scène and its typically stylized and finely wrought performances, PHANTOM THREAD is not the film it initially appears to be. Slowly but surely it clears an unexpected path for itself, only gradually revealing its modus operandi and forcing us to recalibrate our attitudes and expectations. Ultimately, it becomes a sly and subtly subversive exploration of gender and power dynamics, and a worthy addition to the Valentine's Day Massacre lineup.
Venue: Anthology Film Archives
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