THERE WILL BE BLOOD (2007)
PT Anderson's most mature and accomplished masterpiece. A cross between Malick's Days of Heaven and Welles' Citizen Kane, with a bit of a John Ford western thrown in. Completely cinematic with a haunting score by Radiohead's Greenwood. The relationship between Day Lewis' character (in a riveting performance) and his son, is what is most captivating about this elegantly dark and timeless story.
Anderson has succeeded with the third and most difficult step in the path of the artist: Metaphor. This is filmmaking at its finest. It belongs in the small handful of recent films that can truly stand next to classics like Citizen Kane, On the Waterfront and Chinatown. Day-Lewis goes beyond good acting and into the realm of transcendent.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson