There Will Be Blood

Rating = B+

The film is engaging throughout but highly stylized — lots of homage to earlier films and actors, as in the Treasure of Sierra Madre and Walter Houston's son John. The message seems to be that greed and personal agendas are everywhere as is violence, both intentional and unintentional.

Watching this film, I kept thinking that seeing all five films of Paul Thomas Anderson within a few days would be interesting: Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, and There Will Be Blood.