The Boston Society of Film Critics selected "Phantom Thread" as the best film released in 2017. Any film released in Boston theaters is eligible for consideration among the society's 20 members. Winners were announced Dec. 10, 2017.
People open up about their racial experiences. I feel like I’m a walking therapy session. It’s quite intense. But it means a lot to people, Daniel Kaluuya says of reactions to his film "Get Out." (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Sally Hawkins is Eliza Esposito in "The Shape of Water." (Kerry Hayes / Twentieth Century Fox)
Miguel (voiced by Anthony Gonzalez), a clerk (Gabriel Iglesias) and great-great grandmother Mamá Imelda (Alanna Ubach) in the animated movie "Coco." (Disney / Pixar)
This was something that really came fresh and unexpectedly, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson said of the origins of the story for "Phantom Thread." "And that was really an exciting thing.” (Christina House / Los Angeles Times)
Claes Bang in the film "The Square." (Magnolia Pictures)
Jordan Peele explains 'the sunken place'.
Phantom Thread review by Justin Chang
Directors Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) and Kathryn Bigelow (“Detroit”) discuss the particular power stories wield to humanize the "other."
Actor Willem Dafoe, from the film "The Florida Project," at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
Laurie Metcalf (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)