Religion, Fuel, Fathers, Sons, Egomania, America: A Look Back at “There Will Be Blood”

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Five years ago, on September 27, Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will Be Blood screened for the first time. And a sure-thing Best Actor Oscar-winner came into... plain view. Daniel Plainview, to be precise. Playing the ferocious "oil man," Daniel Day-Lewis lived up to his reputation. Some thought the film might win Best Picture — it was easily my choice at the time, only recently surpassed by In the City of Sylvia — but it lost the award to another nightmare about evil in America: No Country for … [Read more...]

How to Take A Hobbit Journey Again… For the First Time

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The new trailer for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has arrived! What do you think?I suspect that you've read The Hobbit already. How many years ago? I first read it when I was 7 years old, and moved right on up to The Lord of the Rings at age 8. If you're like me, you'd love to have the thrill of discovering a world as awe-inspiring as that again.I think we can. We just need to find a way to see Bilbo Baggins, The Shire, the dwarves, Gandalf, Mirkwood Forest, and the L … [Read more...]


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