Phantom Thread (2017)

An astonishingly well-made, gorgeous, very precisely composed take on power dynamics within relationships. At times period drama, at times a very sly romantic comedy, it’s a fascinatingly original take on the eccentric male genius and his young muse story, never interested in the easy or most satisfying decisions, always probing deeper and slyer. It’s a…

Song to Song (2017)

“Song to Song” in many ways feels like a companion film to “Knight of Cups”. Filmed at the same time, it covers much of the same ground – spiritual malaise, self-destructive ennui, the emptiness at the heart of show business and those inhabiting it, mining Malick’s own life autobiographically, and of course the technical side…