The voting is over, there is clear support for four films in the second half of our season:
- Monday 21st Jan 2019: Phantom Thread
- Monday 18th Feb 2019: On Chesil Beach
- Monday 18th Mar 2019: The Bookshop
- Date TBA: Bohemian Rhapsody (bonus film, £5 per ticket for all attendees, or free if the club finances perform as expected)
The second half of the season will begin with what Daniel Day-Lewis is calling his last film, Phantom Thread. Rated as the Number 2 film for 2018 by The Guardian, set in the glamour of 1950s post-war London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock and his sister Cyril are at the center of British fashion, dressing royalty, movie stars, heiresses, socialites, debutants and dames with their distinct style.
The Guardian writes:
“It is also a remarkably female story, essentially about two women forced to find ways to deal with the brattish immaturity of a man they both love. Day-Lewis has stated this is his last film, and it’s an intriguing swansong. His performance is excellent, but those around him make longer-lasting impressions. The Luxembourg-born Krieps is bewitching as the woman who challenges him, while Manville is sensational as the one who keeps him in check. All three are introduced as types we think we’re familiar with, but by the end we’re floored by what lies beneath, as Anderson gleefully plays with our preconceptions.”
See you on the 21st of January, Bill.