There Will Be Blood

A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007 | 10 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male | 8 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.


There Will Be Blood | 7 Apr 2008 // 5:00 PM

However fictional, Daniel Plainview is like history come to life -- more Frankenstein's monster than wax doll.

There Will Be Blood | 3 Jan 2008 // 6:00 PM

Land, oil, blood. There will be lots of all in Paul Thomas Anderson's stunning new movie.


An epic for an epoch: Day-Lewis gives the performance of the decade | 4 Jan 2010 // 2:00 AM

"I believe in plain speaking," says the man, sincerely, to a group of people whose land is hiding something he wants. Then you remember: Those

There will be confusion: Deliberately vague films leave critic cold | 23 Feb 2008 // 9:19 PM

Walking out of a press screening of Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" in early November, I turned to a fellow critic in the

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

READ the article