There Will Be Blood

therewillbebloodAn effigy of greed. As a “deep,” long-faced epic, it’s grim in a facile way. Content denudes form: Loveless and vile, Daniel Plainview (the hero) is mad from the word go. Even with a rise and fall, there’s nothing under the surface. Barring his son in a bit part, we can’t relate to anyone. Nevertheless — the opening sequence is good.

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