There Will Be Blood ★★★★½

I thought this would have been another one of those films that was incredibly well made and that everybody loves, but that I didn't enjoy. Well, sorry to disappoint, but I loved it. Now, I'm not saying that I enjoyed every 158 minute of this or that you wouldn't have been able to tear me from my seat, but it has such a rare and powerful quality to it that I was left thinking "Wow". Especially with that ending! Incredible.

Daniel Day-Lewis is phenomenal in the lead role and gives a terrifying performance, transforming so realistically from a hard working man to one full of greed, so much so that you are fearful for everyone around him. Paul Dano, as well, is exceptional, giving a very difference performance to what we are used to. Their contrasting characters are what gives this film so much of its power, and the effect it gives really is captivating.