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Beating Around The Bush: The Dubya Era In Films
The Quietus , August 13th, 2009 08:42

As GI Joe: The Rise Of The Cobra - the last of the Bush-era films hit our screens - The Quietus celebrates this odd cinematic era. By David Moats and Josh Saco


There Will be Blood

An absolutely brilliant allegory of republicanism and the central paradox at its heart - the uneasy alliance between religious fundamentalists and extreme capitalists. It's a film which is so classy that the reprehensible central characters and heavy handed oil-based plot (loosely adapted from Upton Sinclair's Oil!) are a pleasure to watch. The problems of a nation are shrunk down to the psychological realm, generational conflicts to a family drama. A film that deserves to be remembered not only for its central performances but as a true document of its time.