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Recent Rewatches: August

Hello everyone! I’ve decided to resurrect the long forgotten “Recent Rewatches” posts. I’m trying to watch more movies in general, which means keeping up on all those new movies by revisiting them once in a while to reevaluate my opinion and keep my memory fresh. 1,653 more words


A Trip (Back) To The Movies: Review - "There Will Be Blood" (2007) 8.22.15

This marked my fourth weekend in a row taking a trip out to see yet another in a list of seven films that falls into the complete filmography of American writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson which is being shown as a retrospective at the Portland Art Museum. 967 more words

'There Will Be Blood' film screening with live score

What makes a great film? A powerful narrative, engaging acting, imaginative direction and cinematography. All of the above – but also a compelling score. The popular of film music is reiterated by stations such as ClassicFM which regularly broadcast excerpts from the soundtracks of, for example, Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore), The Mission (Ennio Morricone), The Hours (Philip Glass) and more, and certain composers of film scores enjoy near-legendary status in the world of film and music: in addition to those mentioned above, Hans Zimmer, John Williams, James Horner, John Barry, Alexandre Desplat, Yann Tiersen. 582 more words


Meltdown Day 2: Three Installations You Didn’t Know Were Happening During Meltdown

This year’s Meltdown is packed full of exciting gigs by an eccentric array of artists, and free events for everyone to get involved with. But did you know that there are installations in and around the Southbank Centre as well? 1,068 more words


The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences - THERE WILL BE BLOOD

Anderson’s features, while always sharpening their edges as they go, have never been hard-as-nails as this adaptation of Upton Sinclair’s novel OIL!. Daniel Day-Lewis inhabits oilman Daniel Plainview, a leathery explorer intent on creating and quickly expanding an oil empire during the late-19th Century. 160 more words

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There Will Be Blood (2007) Review

It opens in a mine shaft and closes in a bowling alley. It starts in the dirt and it ends in bloodshed.

Welcome to Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterpiece. 735 more words



This week I watched the 2007 oscar winning gritty thriller There Will Be Blood directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. I was initially drawn to this film after watching Gangs of New York for the first time (yes I know I was late to the party.) Daniel Day-Lewis breathes authenticity into every role he plays and I couldn’t wait to see him at the centre of this oil drilling story. 272 more words

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