FIPRESCI, the international critics’ organization to which I belong, has announced its annual Grand Prix. This year’s winner is Paul Thomas Anderson’s “There Will Be Blood”. Go, Team Plainview!
It was my honor to be asked to review the film for the site; you can find it here. But what’s also pretty nifty is the Spanish translation of that review; it’s the first time I’ve ever been reprinted in another language, and it’s kinda awesome — I can’t stop giggling over the way my description of Daniel Day-Lewis as the bastard son of John Huston in “Chinatown” and Mr. Burns from “The Simpsons” reads en Espanol.
The Grand Prix will be presented to Anderson at the San Sebastian film festival later this month. Felicitations, P.T.!