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Released on Christmas Day of 2017, Phantom Thread is a drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Encompassing the ideas of influence and greed, the movie seems to bring to life ever-relevant themes. Set in 1954, the film has received over a dozen nominations, and won the prestigious title of being one of the top 10 films of 2017 (according to the National Board Review). Starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Vicky Krieps, and Lesley Manville, the movie follows a fashion designer and the idea of obsession.

Paul Thomas Anderson was born in 1970, and Phantom Thread is his ninth feature-length film. His father was an actor, so he was inspired by this as he grew older. He has worked with several famous actors during his directing career, including Emily Watson and Adam Sandler. Almost all of his films were received very well by critics, including his first, Hard Eight, which is certainly an honor for any director.

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