MOVIE: There Will Be Blood

ONE, 8.30pm, M (2007)

The Gympie Times - - LIFE -

Daniel Day-Lewis rightly won the Best Actor Os­car for his ex­plo­sive turn as ruth­less oil ty­coon Daniel Plain­view in writer-director Paul Thomas An­der­son’s hyp­notic, po­etic and of­ten down­right strange epic. Pit­ting the cold-hearted cap­i­tal­ist’s am­bi­tions against the fa­nat­i­cal evan­ge­lism of a young preacher (played to per­fec­tion by Paul Dano), the man be­hind Boo­gie Nights, Punch-Drunk Love and Mag­no­lia presents an­other riv­et­ing tale of ob­ses­sion, cor­rup­tion and greed topped off with an au­da­cious fi­nale that more than de­liv­ers on the omi­nous ti­tle. An ab­so­lute mas­ter­piece that gets bet­ter on re­peat view­ings.

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