Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Atonement, Joe Wright, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson, 2007
Anderson's mercurial character study is impressive if wildy uneven, creating in oil man Daniel Plainview a conflicted and ultimately incomplete vision. Daniel Day Lewis' lead perfromance is likewise inconstant, reminiscent in its best moments of Jimmy Stewart's steel-headed work with Anthony Mann, but also possessed of overwrought, all too familliar histrionics.