25 Reasons to Love the Movies in 2017

From amazing directorial debuts to 'Dunkirk,' offbeat docs to Daniel Day-Lewis – the films, performances and moments that made the year in movies

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'Phantom Thread'
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'Phantom Thread'

A new Paul Thomas Anderson movie is always a big deal, much less one that would be a reunion between the filmmaker and his There Will Be Blood star Daniel Day-Lewis (and would turn out to be the thespian's swan song). What the duo came up with, however, felt unlike anything else out there: an ode to 20th century fashion, obsession, relationship power dynamics and the notion that, for every stuff workaholic pot, there is a lovely German lid. It wore its movie influences on its sleeve without tailoring the entire sleeve out of them; it was somehow both chilly and swooning at the same time. And it has a climactic line of dialogue that we'd rank up there with "I drink your milkshake!" If this is indeed Day-Lewis' last film, the man is going out on a major high.

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