Missing the Point

Richard Corliss on Daniel Day-Lewis’ There Will Be Blood performance is nothing short of infuriating. This is from a table in Time on the Oscars, in which he argues Johnny Depp ought to beat out Day-Lewis:

Shouldn’t Win
Daniel Day-Lewis, There Will Be Blood
A superb actor in an opaque role–it’s all snarl, no soul.

Daniel Plainview? No soul? You don’t say. The whole freakin’ point of Daniel Plainview is his lack of a soul. Complaining about the role’s soullessness is like complaining about the blindness of the Ray Charles character in Ray.

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