Film Reviews

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread begins in 1950s Fitzrovia at the breakfast table of Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker with a habit for stitching hidden messages into his garments (inside his own blazer is a lock of the hair of his dead mother, whose presence is effectively the film’s own ‘phantom’). As Reynolds sketches away, he […]


It’s all in the Method: A Debate

Method acting is a phenomenon which divides opinion in an unparalleled way. The ‘proper’ artistic method or lack thereof, is one of those issues which rather uniquely infiltrate the established Hollywood elite as much as it does the ambitious beginner learning the trade. Greats have spoken out against it, notably with Lawrence Olivier commonly lamenting […]