amateur film enthusiast
worth a watch for the performances from Florence Pugh, Rachel Weisz and David Harbour. it's Marvel, so obviously not artistically brilliant in any way.
Black Widow getting her movie after dying in the franchise is a real shame. The character was completely dismissed by marvel and this movie is 7 years too late, which significantly dulls its' impact.
It's so rare for me to enjoy a slow movie, and even when I do, it's in spite of their pace, not because of it. Phantom Thread is the exception to this. I loved every torturously long second of it, the tension, the situational discomfort the characters endure in polite silence while exchanging knowing, judgemental looks... everything about it feels poignant, and as the movie progresses everyone starts to loose composure in moments of intimacy. The relationship, while clearly toxic, is fascinating and entrancing.
Every shot is visually pristine.
My expectations were high, but this film still surpassed them. The acting was fantastic, the minimum amount of CGI used to convey the invisibility made the whole movie feel richer, and while the themes were emotionally heavy, it still managed to be a horror movie more than a drama. I'm very happy with this new direction the Dark Universe is taking, moving away from making summer blockbusters and instead choosing directors and writers from independent, character driven projects.