I love this film. Just as a beautiful gown is created from unique design and exquisite fabric, so too is this bewitching film about secrets, obsession and elegance. Paul Thomas Anderson’s screenplay is the design; his direction the fabric in a tale that rises and falls like a magnificent, if tempestuous wave on a stormy day. It leaves us breathless. Daniel Day Lewis is astonishing as the meticulous dress designer whose passionate colour palette favours all shades of purple and pink. His Reynolds Woodcock is a fabulous, enigmatic creation conceived and executed with such perfection that his every thought and action becomes ingrained in our psyche. Lewis is a rare artist, who brings intensity and integrity to this and to every role.