There Will Be Blood is a movie that I could watch hundreds of times and still not be tired of its genius. This blog post should actually be called There Will Be Spoilers, so if you haven't seen the movie I would suggest skipping to the second paragraph unless you want an awesome movie semi-ruined for yourself. Daniel Day-Lewis plays one of the best characters in my opinion that have ever been created. We are never told why he is so angry to begin with, maybe it is his love for money that corrupts himself, but what's certain is he is a man full of hate and bitterness and enough anger to take down an entire city. And this isn't shown by him walking around being rude to people, but rather by him getting more and more frustrated at life. I feel as if the ending scene in which he forces Eli to claim that he is a false profit totally is mocking the scene that happens many many years ago when Eli forces Daniel to proclaim to the entire church and town that he abandoned his child and is a sinner. Such an awesome and realistic take on things in my opinion.
Anyway, if you haven't seen it I recommend it. Or really any of Paul Thomas Anderson's movies. He is easily in my top 5 favorite directors. All of his characters always have so many levels and in addition to the soundtrack selections and original scores, he creates a world of chaos and panic in a seemingly simple lifestyle.