Skip to main content
Loading...

Featured Post

How To Convert Image To Word On Android Phones

How to Convert Image to Word onAndroid PhonesLong gone are the times where the only way to digitize something written on paper was to retype it on a computer. That was a really painful and time-consuming process. 
Just imagine students with hundreds of notes and study materials trying to digitize them all. Or stay at home moms trying to digitize their recipes so they wouldn't have them laying around the kitchen in a paper form. You could also imagine the struggle of a businessman trying to digitize tons of reports or other financial documents.

Flipboard

Flipboard

Phantom Thread Review

Threadbare



In "Phantom Thread," which Daniel Day-Lewis is calling his final performance, he does not disappoint. Director Paul Thomas Anderson also does not disappoint. The film is absolutely gorgeous to look at. I can't find a single thing wrong with it except that I didn't like it. I was bored. I didn't care about any of it. I also realize that I am in the smallest of minorities. It will be a darling of fawning critics and attract lots of attention on the awards circuit. So what?


It's 1950 something in England and everyone we see is somehow involved in the fashion industry. Reynolds Woodcock (Day-Lewis) is an obsessed designer and that is the only thing that "Phantom Thread" is about. Obsession is a great character trait to build any story around, yet as obsessed as Woodcock is, the whole thing feels like watching a great craftsman demonstrating what obsession is, while leaving me not caring in the least about his obsession, his love interest, anyone around him, or even him.

Woodcock's right-hand woman is Cyril (Lesley Manville), a stiff-as-a-board, nose stuck up in the air snoot that I suppose might exist or have existed at some point in history, but I doubt it. There is nothing human about her. She is robotically loyal to Woodcock and she runs interference between him and the rest of the world. I think we are supposed to dislike her, but I couldn't even muster up much negativity towards her. She is too much of a cartoon character to evoke any reaction from me.


Everything changes for Woodcock and Cyril when he is on a short holiday at a place he likes to relax. Alma (Vicky Krieps), a waitress at a local restaurant captures his attention and they begin to date, for lack of a better word. There is no chemistry between them and it is hard to understand what either sees in the other, other than that he is wealthy and famous. I understand that that could be enough, but she never displays that sort of personality. A wooden relationship is born, although she seems somewhat satisfied by it, at least temporarily. Cyril, of course, is displeased with all of it, but expresses little about it.

Nothing much happens, other than Alma becoming unhappy about being involved with a man who really doesn't care if she was ever born. Who could have seen that coming?

"Phantom Thread" is a cold, lifeless piece of art. At least I'm sure we are supposed to view it as art. It drives that point home repeatedly. In the end, it's a master class by a skilled director and a skilled actor that evokes nothing from the viewer. Even if that is somehow its intention, does that excuse it? You can see it and pretend you think it grand because you sense you are supposed to or just avoid this figment of a lack of imagination.


View the original article here

Comments

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Loading...

Popular posts from this blog

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Hands-on

Nokia 8 Sirocco Review: Hands-on

There’s something of a lack of new flagship smartphones at MWC 2018 but Nokia has plenty of new devices to feast your eyes on, including a sleek handset to rival the Galaxy S9. Here’s our Nokia 8 Sirocco hands-on review.
You would assume that Nokia’s new flagship would be one of the biggest smartphones (in terms of importance) to be unveiled at MWC but Huawei and LG have delayed their respective 2018 devices. So it’s a case of Nokia vs Samsung vs Sony.
Although a Nokia 9 was a possibility, the firm has actually announced the Nokia 8 Sirocco which is quite a radical phone for HMD – the company with the rights to the Nokia brand. For now, this is the Nokia 9.

Nokia 6 (2018) UK Release Date & Specifications

Nokia 6 (2018) UK Release Date & Specifications
It's easy to forget that the Nokia 6 is a year old, given that it didn't make its way to the UK until August, but it was actually unveiled much earlier in January 2017. The company has in January 2018 announced an update to the original smartphone, with the 2018 model now official.
Currently China-only, the new Nokia 6 will also become available in Europe in April, priced at 279€ (around £245).

Nokia 8110 4G Review: Hands-on

Nokia 8110 4G Review: Hands-on MWC might usually be about smartphones and other high-end gadgets but a feature phone has caused quite a big of hype. HMD has re-launched the Nokia phone seen in The Matrix. Here we go hands-on with the Nokia 8110 4G. 
Let’s face it, sometimes old things are cooler than new one and although the Nokia 8110 4G is technically a new phone, it’s another example of the firm bringing back a classic.
Following the Nokia 3310, this is the second ‘retro classic reloaded’ and although it’s been 22 years, the Nokia 8110 is back.

Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification

Nokia 7 Plus Confirmed: Release Date, Price & Specification
Nokia has announced its Nokia 7 Plus at MWC 2018, a mid-range Android phone that will go on sale in April at €399 (around £350).
A larger version of the China-only Nokia 7, the Nokia 7 Plus features an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 6in full-HD+ 18:9 display primed for entertainment.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Nokia 8 Sirocco
Two of the most anticipated smartphone releases of 2018 have now arrived in the form of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the Nokia 8 Sirocco. So, how do these premium phones stack up against each other, and which one should you pick when upgrade time comes around?
Let's dive in.

Like Fan Page