Phantom Thread: Biggest Surprise of 2018 Oscar Nominations

The talented director, Paul Thomas Anderson, likes to take his time.  At 47, with a screen career spanning 22 years, he has made only 8 features.

I have been a fan of the film, ever since I saw its first press screening, shown to the Hollywood Foreign Press, in late November.

Barry Jenkins, Oscar winner for last year’s Best Picture, Moonlight, wrote this on Anderson’s latest, feature:

“PHANTOM THREAD is just exquisite, an unfiltered work; a sublime object. Object in the sense that, when viewed from different angles, in varying moods, it reveals more and more of itself, other emotions and, for a film overrun with aesthetic objects, deepened ideas.”