There Will Be Blood (2007)

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A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. (IMDb)
Patient and poignant cinematography and a persistently discomforting Kubrick-esque score fittingly portray drawn-out scenes in a dreary landscape amidst a long-scale soul-crushing story about the corruption of capitalism. Daniel’s narrative is compelling, but the parallelism in his feud with fellow false prophet Eli (Day-Lewis and Dano are both wonderful) is so brilliantly crafted (see the echo of the former’s baptism in the devastating final scene) the latter could have used more screen time.
8.5/10 (Amazing)

4 thoughts on “There Will Be Blood (2007)

  1. This film definitely deserves your high praise! It’s easily one of my favorite films of all time, and one of the best of the 21st century, I’d say. Great review!

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