Set in the glamour of 1950's post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his sister Cyril (Lesley Manville) are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with the distinct style of The House of Woodcock. Women come and go through Woodcock's life, providing the confirmed bachelor with inspiration and companionship, until he comes across a young, strong-willed woman, Alma (Vicky Krieps), who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover. Once controlled and planned, he finds his carefully tailored life disrupted by love. With his latest film, Paul Thomas Anderson paints an illuminating portrait both of an artist on a creative journey, and the women who keep his world running. Phantom Thread is Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth movie, and his second collaboration with Daniel Day-Lewis.

Phantom Thread was nominated for 6 Oscars and won the award for Best Achievement in Costume Design. Overall, the film received 93 nominations with 43 wins! The film also received rave reviews and is one of 2018's must-see films, especially as it is reportedly Day-Lewis's final role before retiring. 

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 7.6/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 91%

Awards and Nominations:

1 Nomination

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Journey's End is a British film adaptation of the play Journey's End by R. C. Sherriff. Written by Simon Reade and directed by Saul Dibb, it is the fifth film adaptation of the play. 

Plot Summary

March 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Claflin). With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers (Bettany, Graham, Sturridge) and their cook (Jones) use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh (Butterfield), arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting - not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former schoolhouse monitor and the object of his sister's affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.

Described by the Guardian as 'horror, humour and humanity in the trenches,' Journey's End is powerful, passionate and superbly acted. 

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 93%

Awards and Nominations:

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