"Drainage! Drainage, Eli, you boy. Drained dry."
- Daniel Plainview

This Week's Essays


Opening Statement
Ten years later, I didn’t remember many specific details from There Will Be Blood, but as I rewatched the film for the first time so much came up from my subconscious—of course, the film’s reputation and more renowned [and parodied] scenes being in the cultural consciousness helps.


Past Essentials

It Happened One Night

September 18-22, 2017


September 11-15, 2017


August 28-September 1, 2017

The Host

August 21-25, 2017

Bonnie and Clyde

August 14-18, 2017