There Will Be Blood ★★★★½

I specifically set up my television and PS3 in my new room this evening just so I could lie down for a few hours and watch this, something I have been anticipating since coming back from ATP in Melbourne (it was one of the films they were showing during the festival but I never got around to watching it while I was there). I think it was somewhere at the film's halfway point that I found myself sitting upright, eyes glued to the screen, listening intently to every word of dialogue uttered from Daniel Day-Lewis' mouth.

People always mention how long this film is to me whenever I brought up my intent to sit down and watch it, and I could admit that in no way was it fast-paced but it never felt like it was drawn out. I am in disbelief that I have been sitting here for so long.

The demise of everything at the end of this still has me completely baffled so I am going to spend the rest of the evening going over the whole thing in my head until I figure it out.

This is by far, the most compelling film I have watched in a long time.