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There Will Be Blood (2007)

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***Weighty, morose period drama with...
Saturday, April 18, 2020

***Weighty, morose period drama with complex characters and Daniel Day-Lewis*** In the early 20th century, an industrious prospector in Southern California, Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis), becomes a shrewd oil magnate, whose journey is paralleled with a dubious Pentecostal pastor of a remote church, Eli Sunday (Paul Dano). “There Will Be Blood” (2007) is a one-of-a-kind period drama with Western elements. It’s arty and the furthest thing from a conventional blockbuster. You have to be in the mode for a deep, slow-moving, epic flick like this in order to appreciate it. The contemporaneous “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” and “No Country for Old Men” are good comparisons. Whilst the story and main characters are simple on the surface, they go deep and there are many gems to mine: What good is success if you have no one to love and enjoy it with? Is Daniel a sociopath or a...

Great movie, not a spaghetti...
Saturday, April 18, 2020

Great movie, not a spaghetti western. Very good story and atmosphere 10 stars.

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