There Will Be Blood ★★★★★

Paul Thomas Anderson has quickly become one of the greatest American directors with his masterful creations such as BOOGIE NIGHTS and MAGNOLIA. With THERE WILL BE BLOOD, he gives us a loose adaptation of Upton Sinclair's "Oil" that portrays a tycoon unlike anything ever brought to the screen before. Daniel Plainview, an oil man notable for his rather extreme character, is perfectly brought to life in an Oscar-winning performance by one of the world's greatest actors, Daniel Day-Lewis. It is a story of greed, ambition, redemption, guilt, ego, and self-implosion as Plainview finds himself doing battle with not just the earth's hold on precious oil but with Paul Dano's preacher-man character to literally brings Plainview to his knees in more ways than one. The film and the lead performance were immediately iconic and we'll undoubtedly be talking about this film and rewatching it for years to come.