2007: THERE WILL BE BLOOD Provokes, Lingers


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Director Paul Thomas Anderson's "There Will Be Blood" lost the Best Picture Oscar to "No Country for Old Men" in 2007, but its legend has only grown since its release, and now it's easy to find the title topping critics' best-of-the-decade lists. Why?

In this episode, Mike and Brian talk antiheroes and Daniel Day-Lewis' iconic performance as Daniel Plainview, they gush over the movie's unsettling score, wrestle with its themes of greed, capitalism and religion, and discuss what makes a movie a "grower." Then, as always, keep it or kick it.


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