28. Phantom Thread (2017)

I am not going to lie, I fully expected to hate this movie. At first glance it truly looked like 2+ hours of a sad man making sad dresses and falling in love. It’s a little of that maybe, but it’s far from the snooze I expected it to be. The final Paul Thomas Anderson movie of the decade (and the first of two on this list) is a fantastic period drama about the psycho-sexual relationship between a dress maker and his newest muse. It’s bizarre, confounding, and far more captivating than it has any right to be. Anchored by what is a top 3 and, as of this writing, the final Daniel Day-Lewis performance prior to his retirement from acting, Phantom Thread is a riveting film and one I haven’t stopped thinking about since I first saw it.

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