MOVIE: There Will Be Blood
ONE, 8.30pm, M (2007)
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.