Apple has the newest trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood. It opens the day after Christmas, and the early reviews starting to trickle in are nothing short of sycophantic. Variety’s Marjorie Baumgarten (hee hee, bum garden) says:
Certain to be rewarded with year-end accolades, Anderson’s film is a true American saga — one that rivals Giant and Citizen Kane in our popular lore as origin stories about how we came to be the people we are.
Harry Knowles says:
This is not just the best performance of the year to date, but one of the great performance period. [sic]
My girlfriend had a performance period once; I thought I’d never get clean. The above quote, of course, is buried beneath in-depth analysis of the new sneakers Harry just bought and a meditation on why he prefers Funions to Bugle snacks.
I’ll tell you this though, it looks like PTA’s learned to edit since Magnolia, and after getting hosed at the Oscars after playing Bill the Butcher (say what you want about the movie, but that character was one of the ultimate badasses of all time), Daniel Day-Lewis is man on a mission. That he’s also a man with a hyphenated name is just something I’m going to have to learn to live with. [Reviews via RT]
Commenter Stone Soup adds, "Lance, my ex-wife used to have performance periods as well. She’d warn me before any contact by saying – "There will be blood"." I’m angry at myself for missing that angle.