A film that lives up to the hype. Forget all the milkshake scene quoting. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, go out and see it now.

Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis turns in an arresting and strange performance in Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterful throwback to classical Hollywood. Based on Upton Sinclair’s novel, Oil!, it tells the story of one man selling his soul in pursuit of riches. Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine) plays the young evangelical preacher who battles Lewis.

It’s a simple story, told through an epic scope. Anderson is completely in control. The results are masterful. And the dissonant, evocative score is by Radiohead’s Johnny Greenwood.

Grade: A

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