Paul Thomas Anderson has made cinematic epics before. He applied the stylistic touches of David Lean and Robert Altman to both Boogie Nights and Magnolia; however, There Will Be Blood is pure Anderson.
The Dark Knight is more than pop entertainment; it is filmmaking at it’s finest. Thus far, The Dark Knight is the highlight of Christopher Nolan’s filmography. When Christopher Nolan took over the batman franchise, it was impossible to know how he would bring the iconic character to life.