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'Phantom Thread's' Vicky Krieps on Playing Daniel Day-Lewis' Last Leading Lady

'Phantom Thread's' Vicky Krieps on Playing Daniel Day-Lewis' Last Leading Lady
Vicky Krieps only met the real Daniel Day-Lewis once, when they got together in London to read through the script for Paul Thomas Anderson's 1950s dark comedy Phantom Thread. "I remember standing in the hotel lobby and suddenly there was a man with a hat and an earring," she says. "I realized, 'Oh, my God, I think it's Daniel Day-Lewis!' Because in his movies, he's always so much the character, you almost don't have this idea of him as a person."

Weeks later, when Krieps, who grew up in Luxembourg, got to set to shoot opposite Day-Lewis (in...
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Chicago Film Critics Association champion Call Me By Your Name with 2017 award nominations

Critical darlings and awards favorites Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water proved to be heavy hitters within the Chicago Film Critics Association (of which yours truly is a fresh, honorary member). The former received eight nominations while the latter received seven. Meanwhile, in third place was a three-way tie between Lady Bird, Dunkirk, and Phantom Thread, each with six nominations apiece.

There were also some surprises in store, as Raw (an artistically disturbing French cannibal horror feature seemingly forgotten about during this awards season, and disappointingly so as it’s one of the most overlooked and flat-out best films of the year) managed to secure nominations in both Best Foreign Language Film and Most Promising Filmmaker (a conversation Julia Ducournau definitely deserves to be in alongside popular hopefuls Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele). Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton (most of you probably remember him as
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‘Phantom Thread’ 70mm Screenings Are Coming to a Theater Near (Some of) You — Watch

‘Phantom Thread’ 70mm Screenings Are Coming to a Theater Near (Some of) You — Watch
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is among the most acclaimed films of the year, as well as one of the most beautiful. PTA shot the period piece himself, not that he’s getting an official credit for his work as director of photography, and soon audiences in five citis will have the chance to see Daniel Day-Lewis’ final performance in 70mm.

Read More:‘Phantom Thread’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Riveting ’50s Romance Is a Screwball Comedy In Disguise

The exclusive engagements are coming to the coasts first, with Los Angeles and New York getting “Phantom Thread” on actual film beginning Christmas Day; it comes to San Francisco, Austin, and Chicago a few weeks later on January 12. Set against the backdrop of London’s fashion industry in the 1950s, the film co-stars Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville.

Read More:‘Phantom Thread’: Here’s What Critics Are Saying About
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets Stylish Set of Alternate Posters

Although there’s still a few weeks ago until release, the embargo has officially ended for Phantom Thread, so our review is up and I’m allowed to tell you it’s one of Paul Thomas Anderson’s best films; deeply engrossing and playful as it seamlessly weaves between romantic, unsettling, funny, and back again. There’s a mastery of transitions that has a way of making the entire film feel like one intoxicating scene. Daniel Day-Lewis also outdoes his There Will Be Blood performance, embodying a character with more depth and complex tenderness. Vicky Krieps might even be better as she goes toe-to-toe with him. You’ll want to see it again immediately after, and a second viewing is incredibly rewarding, as I imagine the many after will be as well.

In anticipation of the release, today we’re pleased to present a selection of alternate posters created by Midnight Marauder & Tony Stella.
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Movie Review – Phantom Thread (2017)

Phantom Thread, 2017.

Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, Lesley Manville, Camilla Rutherford, and Brian Gleeson.

Synopsis:

Set in 1950’s 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.

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has delivered unforgettable method acting performances ranging from heartless oil drillers, paralyzed painter Christy Brown who only had control over his left foot, the greatest Us President of all-time Abraham Lincoln, and more, so it initially came across as a little anticlimactic when he announced that his role as renowned fictional dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock in Phantom Thread would mark the end of his acting career. It doesn’t exactly feel like an explosive role to go out on, but never doubt writer and director Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood, The Master), especially when collaborating with the notorious milkshake drinker.
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Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” unravels a farewell to Daniel Day-Lewis

Another day, another embargo lifts for a high profile December release hoping to make an Oscar play. Today, it’s Phantom Thread, the second collaboration between filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson and actor Daniel Day-Lewis. With Day-Lewis claiming that he’s retiring and that this is his final on screen appearance, the movie has an added bit of prestige to it. Anderson films always have that luster, but this classy outing doubles down on it. PTA and Ddl made something special together last time around with There Will Be Blood. Since then, Anderson has challenged audiences with The Master and Inherent Vice, while Day-Lewis won another Academy Award with Lincoln. Able to speak freely, I must admit to being a bit puzzled by this new work. Still, it will generate plenty of discussion. Plot wise, let me start here with what IMDb lists as the description: “Set in the glamour of 1950’s post-war London,
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‘Phantom Thread’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson Fashions a Continually Surprising Relationship Drama

On a basic level, Paul Thomas Anderson makes films about magnetic presences — figures who emanate such greatness that it’s nearly as impossible for bystanders to be around them as it is to not be around them. Phantom Thread, Anderson’s ninth film, is of a piece with much of his career in that way, telling of a prodigal 1950s dressmaker, Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), who inspires equally rapturous reactions to his handiwork and his mercurial disposition.

Just as The Master unmasked a serious-man character study as a psychological survey of bullshit artists and Inherent Vice played dress-up as a noir story to spin a tale of immovable sadness, so too does Phantom Thread present itself as a rigorous biopic-like narrative while its interests are far less fussy or predicable. This is less an examination of a singular person than a look at the torturous and sublime experience of his
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Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’

Film Review: ‘Phantom Thread’
Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), the svelte and smoldering middle-aged British fashion designer at the heart of Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” is a man who seems to have everything he wants. He lives in a splendid five-story London townhouse with walls the color of cream, and he works there too, starting early, sitting with his tea and pastries as he does the day’s sketches, already possessed by his reverent labor. He’s a dressmaker who works with the fervor of an artist — dreaming, obsessing, perfecting. At night he sips martinis at parties and restaurants, rubbing shoulders with the countesses and wealthy London ladies who are his clients, and he’s also a devoted serial womanizer who falls for — and discards — one comely model muse after another. (As the film opens, his current flame is flickering out.) “Phantom Thread” is set in 1955, but Reynolds, in his posh and pampered upper-crust way, has the air
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Phantom Thread review – Daniel Day-Lewis bows out in style with drama of delicious pleasure

In his final film, Day-Lewis reunites with Paul Thomas Anderson to deliver a masterful performance as a society dressmaker beguiled by a young waitress

A brilliant English couturier of the postwar age: fastidious and cantankerous, humourless and preposterous – and heterosexual, in that pre-Chatterley era when being a bachelor and fashion designer wasn’t automatically associated in the public mind with anything else. Daniel Day-Lewis gives us his cinema swansong in this new film from writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. He is Reynolds Jeremiah Woodcock, celebrated dressmaker to the debutantes of Britain, but now under pressure from the New Look and influences from across the Channel. He treats us to a fine display of temper on the subject of that unforgivably meretricious word: chic.

Just when he is at his lowest, Woodcock falls in love with a shy, maladroit German waitress at the country hotel where he happens to be staying. This is Alma,
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‘Phantom Thread’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Riveting ’50s Romance Is a Screwball Comedy In Disguise

‘Phantom Thread’ Review: Paul Thomas Anderson’s Riveting ’50s Romance Is a Screwball Comedy In Disguise
Paul Thomas Anderson’s filmmaking swings between ambitions — sweeping riffs on history (“Boogie Nights,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Master”) and peculiar, enlightening character studies (“Hard Eight,” “Punch Drunk Love”). His ambling Thomas Pynchon adaptation “Inherent Vice” tried to merge those modalities, but “Phantom Thread” really pulls it off, with his most concise, endearing works in years, one that plumbs dark and mysterious Andersonian depths to unearth a surprising degree of warmth lurking within.

It also surprises with his strongest female lead in two decades of movies. Though some of the hype around “Phantom Thread” stems from Daniel Day-Lewis’ announcement of his retirement after this role, the world’s most revered Method Actor meets his match alongside stunning discovery Vicky Krieps. There’s no doubt that Anderson has crafted a memorable finale for his “There Will Be Blood” collaborator in British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock, a stern perfectionist in his mid-
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‘Phantom Thread’ First Reactions Prove Paul Thomas Anderson Has Made One of the Best Films of 2017

Movie lovers anxiously awaiting the review embargo for Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” to be lifted can breathe a sigh of relief, for the first reactions make it clear the director will be returning to the big screen in top form. The film reunites Anderson with “There Will Be Blood” star Daniel Day-Lewis in the story of a renowned 1950s dressmaker who falls for a strong-willed younger muse.

Read More:Daniel Day-Lewis Breaks Silence on Retiring From Acting: ‘I Have Great Sadness’

Film critics aren’t allowed to publish reviews until December 7, but they have been able to talk about “Phantom Thread” in other contexts. Numerous film critics have already named “Phantom Thread” one of the best films of 2017, including IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn and David Ehlrich. The film been appeared on Top 10 lists from Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Vulture, Vogue, and more. Here’s
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Live orchestration of Phantom Thread by Amber Wilkinson - 2017-12-04 11:13:42

Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread Photo: Laurie Sparham/Focus Features The Royal Festival Hall is to host a preview of Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Phantom Thread with first live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood’s score

The screening will take place on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 ahead of the film’s UK release in cinemas on Friday, February 2.

The screening will be accompanied by the first live orchestral performance of Jonny Greenwood’s soundtrack to the film, performed by London Contemporary Orchestra and conducted by Robert Ames.

Phantom Thread, which stars three-time Academy Award winner Daniel Day-Lewis in his final film appearance, will be introduced by Anderson and Greenwood. The award-winning American film director and Radiohead lead guitarist and composer will discuss their creative partnership and offer insight into scoring the film. The film follows on from a legacy of previous collaborations between Greenwood and Anderson including films There Will Be Blood,
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New poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread

Ahead of its Us release later this month, a new poster has been revealed for Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming drama Phantom Thread featuring Daniel Day-Lewis and Vicky Krieps; take a look below…

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See Also: Watch the trailer for Phantom Thread here

Set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock’s life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love.
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Oscar Predictions, Round 1: Will It Be Another Controversial Year of Academy Awards?

Oscar Predictions, Round 1: Will It Be Another Controversial Year of Academy Awards?
With only three months and change to go until the winners of the Academy Awards are announced on March 4, 2018, nearly every Oscar contender is playing in theaters -- or, at the very least, screening for critics and Academy voters. Which means I can now speculate -- based on my own reviews, the awards season hype machine and general industry buzz -- about how the nominations will shake out.

Starting now and leading up to the 90th annual Oscars, I will be updating these awards futures monthly, offering my final predictions in each category next month (ahead of the nominations announcement on Jan. 23) and breaking down the frontrunners as well as who should and will win in the following months. This round is all about who's fully in the race -- and who's going to need to do a bit of catching up.

First, a note: Though the Academy itself began taking the necessary steps to diversify
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Daniel Day-Lewis on retirement and not wanting to see Phantom Thread

Daniel Day-Lewis has spoken about his decision to retire and has said that he won’t be seeing his last movie Phantom Thread.

Day-Lewis is one of most celebrated actors in Hollywood history, winner of three Academy Awards and known for numerous memorably performances.

The actor had earlier made the decision to retire after his collaboration with Paul Thomas Anderson on Phantom Thread and has now spoken to W Magazine about what went into the decision:

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting. I do know that Paul [Thomas Anderson] and I laughed a lot before we made the movie. And then we stopped laughing because we were both overwhelmed by a sense of sadness. That took us by surprise: We didn’t realize what we had given birth to. It was hard to live with. And still is.”

Day-Lewis wasn’t, however, able to
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Daniel Day-Lewis Breaks Silence on Retiring From Acting: ‘I Have Great Sadness’

Daniel Day-Lewis Breaks Silence on Retiring From Acting: ‘I Have Great Sadness’
Movie lovers have been mourning the upcoming loss of Daniel Day-Lewis from the acting world ever since his representative revealed in June that he would no longer be acting after Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread.” Day-Lewis is notoriously private and has remained silent on his planned retirement since the news first broke, but the three-time Oscar winner has finally shared his thoughts in a new interview with W Magazine.

Read More:Daniel Day-Lewis on ‘Phantom Thread’: Why His Final Movie Was a ‘Nightmare’ to Film

“Before making the film, I didn’t know I was going to stop acting,” Day-Lewis told W. “I do know that Paul and I laughed a lot before we made the movie. And then we stopped laughing because we were both overwhelmed by a sense of sadness. That took us by surprise: We didn’t realize what we had given birth to. It was hard to live with.
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10 Best Movies to See in December: 'Last Jedi,' New Paul Thomas Anderson and More

10 Best Movies to See in December: 'Last Jedi,' New Paul Thomas Anderson and More
We've finally come to the end of 2017, which means: lots of under-the-wire Oscar hopefuls! The return of the Bellas! A brand spankin' new Star Wars! Along with the final push of awards contenders (Steven Spielberg! Paul Thomas Anderson! Guillermo del Toro!), viewers can look forward to a pair of biopics about ethically compromised women, two vastly different musicals and the Rock taking on motorcycle-riding warriors and a safari's worth of jungle creatures. Oh, and James Franco giving what may arguably be the single greatest performance of the year. Yes, you read that sentence correctly.
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‘Phantom Thread’ Breakout Vicky Krieps Had No Idea She Auditioned for a Paul Thomas Anderson Film

‘Phantom Thread’ Breakout Vicky Krieps Had No Idea She Auditioned for a Paul Thomas Anderson Film
If you don’t know the name Vicky Krieps, then start getting ready to never forget it. The 34-year-old Luxembourgian actress gives one of the year’s breakthrough performances in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread,” in which she stars opposite Daniel Day-Lewis and Lesley Manville. Krieps joined her director and co-stars after the film’s first New York City screening on November 26, where she revealed quite the shocking audition story.

Krieps was given a script by her manager which featured a short monologue written by Anderson, although the actress admits she didn’t read the email from her manager properly and so she missed the fact that she would be sending in an audition tape to the director of “Boogie Nights,” “The Master,” and “There Will Be Blood.” She spent four days procrastinating the audition before finally making a tape of herself and sending it in.

Anderson ended up
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Daniel Day-Lewis on ‘Phantom Thread’: Why His Final Movie Was a ‘Nightmare’ to Film

Daniel Day-Lewis on ‘Phantom Thread’: Why His Final Movie Was a ‘Nightmare’ to Film
Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” is slowly rolling out to press and guild members ahead of its Christmas release. Following the drama’s first screening in Los Angeles on November 24, “Phantom Thread” arrived in New York City on Sunday, November 26, complete with a rare appearance from star Daniel Day-Lewis. The three-time Oscar winner joined Anderson and co-stars Vicky Krieps and Lesley Manville to discuss his new movie, which his representative says marks his final film performance before retirement.

Read More:First ‘Phantom Thread’ Screening: Paul Thomas Anderson Had More Fittings Than Shooting Days, Lesley Manville Says

To the surprise of no one, Day-Lewis revealed he extensively researched numerous fashion designers to get into the character of Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dressmaker who designs gowns for high society women. Original rumors suggested Woodcock was based on designer Charles James, though the actor refuted the notion. “As fascinating as his life was,
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