Three times is a charm and my esteem for this film has reached a pinnacle. Paul Thomas Anderson is truly a great director and “There Will Be Blood” is his finest achievement to date. He has captured an important part of the American story and provided us with one of the most fascinating characters on film in Daniel Planeview. Daniel Day Lewis’s portrayal of Daniel Planeview is breathtaking in its complexity and emotional scope. Planeview loves and hates with equal passion and his inner workings are slowly revealed. His nemesis Eli Sunday is equally complex and Paul Dano’s Sunday is quite effective in trying to indict Planeview’s conscience.The films final conflict between these two opportunist is powerful and telling. Between the bookmarks of this powerful epic we witness one of the most interesting father son relationships ever filmed. This is a film of great beauty and internal conflict. This is a film that stays with you for days. This is probably the best film of the decade. It provokes strong feelings. This is the definition of great cinema.