PHANTOM THREAD (M)
Daniel Day-Lewis plays Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned dress designer in 1950s England for whom fashion is not just a living. Inside his focused mind, it is a living art form that transcends mere aesthetic excellence. Woodcock’s obsession has come at the expense of forming lasting relationships with the opposite sex. That is until he falls under the spell of Alma (Vicky Krieps), a selfassured young woman not about to settle for being anyone’s temporary muse. The difficult romance that follows — and the eerie shift in intensity it brings to the designer’s work — is filtered through a captivating performance from Day-Lewis. Written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.