New York subways were made for cinema
Honestly shocked I loved this. It's Assayas' least visually or structurally interesting film for sure, thus the entire weight of the film is on the ensemble and the screenplay. And yet even how much I felt distanced from the incredibly wordy approach at first, the film quickly won me over. It manages to make even the most pedantic and on the nose conversations about the digital age's effects on literature and media engaging. It certainly has a lot to do…
That is There Will Be Blood in a single word. Across every inch of its 158 minute landscape, every moment, every element, it is all menacing. Its story is menacing. Its score is fascinatingly menacing. But most important, Daniel Plainview played by Daniel Day-Lewis is the most menacing creature to ever walk the silver screen.
All of this sculpts the movie into one of the greatest and most mesmerizing character studies of all time, as well as one of…