My Thoughts on There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood sticks out from the rest of Paul Thomas Anderson’s films for the very fact that it is a period piece and that it has an overall darker mood than his previous films.

The films features Daniel Day-Lewis as an oil baron, who is consumed by greed over a 24 year period. I would agree with the comparisons that his consumption with his wealth is similar to that of Citizen Kane.

The performances by both Day-Lewis and Paul Dano as a young minister were really good and I would expect both to get nominations come Oscar time.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).