Alma Matters: Modelling and Being in 'Phantom Thread'


[…] This looks like typical Hollywood romantic comedy territory. Could Paul Thomas Anderson really make something so conventional? His 2002 feature “Punch-Drunk Love” was stylistically eccentric but romantic at its core, with a depressed man finding courage and companionship in a stable woman. “Phantom Thread” seems to promise more of the same, in reverse; an awkward woman and an indulgent man. A trailer, however, isn’t always equivalent to the film it sells. In this case, it (intelligently) comes close to false advertising.