There’s a moment early on in “Phantom Thread” where Reynolds Woodcock — the much-lauded dressmaker and central character of the film — is chastising his partner Johanna. Following this scene, she is never heard from again. Johanna, bemoaning Reynolds’ coldness, simply asks him where he has gone, referring to his emotional distance. Reynolds decides to forgo an answer and simply replies, “I cannot begin my day with a confrontation.” Reynolds, a man of rigid routine, views confrontation as the ultimate evil, tripping him up and disrupting his carefully planned inner world. “Phantom Thread” is, in essence, a film about confrontation, and what happens when such a man’s norms are eroded — the consequences of living a meticulously planned existence. “Phantom Thread” is the newest film by writer-director auteur Paul Thomas Anderson, the filmmaker behind such classics as 2007’s “There Will Be Blood,” 1997’s “Boogie Nights” and 2003’s “Punch Drunk Love.”…