Film expertly illustrates the American Dream

Written By: BEN THOMSON At the beginning of the film, protagonist Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) lies on the floor of an assay office, a broken man, waiting to trade a sample of silver for a small payment. By the end of the film, he sits on the floor of his private bowling alley located inside of his giant mansion. Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s Oil!, “There Will Be Blood” is a haunting critiqueof capitalism and the men that benefit most from it. The story of Daniel Plainview illustrates the hard work and determination it takes toachieve the American Dream. However, … Continue reading Film expertly illustrates the American Dream

Film expertly illustrates the American Dream

At the beginning of the film, protagonist Daniel Plainview (Daniel Day-Lewis) lies on the floor of an assay office, a broken man, waiting to trade a sample of silver for a small payment. By the end of the film, he sits on the floor of his private bowling alley located inside of his giant mansion. Loosely based on Upton Sinclair’s Oil!, “There Will Be Blood” is a haunting critique of capitalism and the men that benefit most from it. The story of Daniel Plainview illustrates the hard work and determination it takes to achieve the American Dream. However, the cost … Continue reading Film expertly illustrates the American Dream

Cinemas give swan song in the face of COVID-19

There are very few movie-going experiences I’ll ever forget. Seeing Iron Man with my mom almost twelve years ago. The empty theater showing Isle of Dogs to just me and my friends. Finally finding that small indie theater that was playing Parasite. These are memories I’ll cherish for the rest of my life, and ones I hope to make more of in the coming years. However unlikely it may be. During these past three weeks, Hollywood has been crippled by the COVID-19 virus. Back in March, I wrote about the cancelled April and May releases and how this could potentially … Continue reading Cinemas give swan song in the face of COVID-19