Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and Scott Cooper’s Hostiles both hit theaters this holiday weekend.
Anderson’s film bypasses the traditional Friday opening for a Christmas day release on the 25th.
Phantom Thread, which is Paul Thomas Anderson’s eighth film, has already garnered much buzz, serving as Daniel Day-Lewis’ last acting role prior to retiring. The film tells the story of a London dressmaker, played by Day-Lewis, in the 1950’s, who meets and falls in love with a young woman. Taking place at the epicenter of British fashion, the film showcases an artist and his creative journey that is seemingly always at the will of the women who serve as his lovers and muses.
Starring Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike, Hostiles brings viewers on a journey from Fort Berringer, New Mexico to Montana, as Army Captain Joseph Blocker escorts a Cheyenne war chief and his family back to their land. In a desolate landscape where rules are seldom and tenacity is required, it’s a western tale filled with adventure.
Both films bring exciting additions to the holiday weekend that you will not want to miss.