Sometimes, the messenger rises above the message.
On that note, 60-year-old Daniel Day-Lewis announced a while back that he was going to retire from acting. This news was a little surprising, particularly given his age and that he still appears to be at the top of his game. Nevertheless, the trailer for his last film, Phantom Thread, recently debuted online. As mentioned in the opening, the story of this film may not necessarily excite one’s cinematic senses, but the lead actor will. Regardless, one should be interested in this forthcoming movie for a couple things:
- Phantom Thread is the final film in the storied career of acting savant Daniel Day-Lewis. This is it.
- Of all the films Daniel Day-Lewis could have made his swan song, why did he choose Phantom Thread?
Let’s get the first glimpse and try to decipher an early hypothesis to the second question above.
Whatever the reason for why Daniel Day-Lewis chose to leave audiences on Phantom Thread, there’s no ambiguity in the fact that he fashioned together one hell of a great career.
Happy Non-Discriminatory Identification of a Certain Day In the Middle of the Workweek (Happy Hump Day)
The Huffington Post, in its infinite wisdom —
Sorry, I can’t even finish that sentence without bursting out laughing. Let me try this again.
The Huffington Post, in its infinite absurdity, has introduced a new catchphrase to the world through Millennials. As DJ Khaled would say, it’s a phrase that the world is “catched by.” And that phrase is “woke.” Generally (key word here), woke is “A state of perceived intellectual superiority one gains by reading The Huffington Post” (Urban Dictionary).
During SNL’s 43rd season premiere, the writers took this new catchphrase (and, by association, the Huffington Post) to task through the avenue of fashion.
Joke: The Huffington Post and gender non-identification.
We’ve been looking at the world all wrong.
With the weekend here, the time has come to hit the ground running for a memorable couple of days. However, there are so many unknown variables to consider, which begs for the right preparation before venturing out into the wild west of life. We must take full advantage of the things we can control.
How does one accomplish this kind of feat?
Hint: It all starts with a look…
And it ends with a killer dance-off in an abandoned warehouse with a raucous crowd and a fashion icon as the judge.