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Calloused Hands

Twelve-year-old Josh is a mixed race boy and a promising baseball player. He is neglected by his mother and abused by her boyfriend (Andre Royo of The Wire) but manages to forge his own path in life when his long-lost grandfather insists he study for his Bar Mitzvah.

There Will Be Blood

When Daniel Plainview – a ruthless oil prospector – learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property. Using his young adopted son H.W. to project the image of a caring family man, Plainview gains the cooperation of almost all the locals with lofty promises to build schools and cultivate the land to make their community flourish. Over time, Plainview’s gradual accumulation of wealth and power causes his true self to surface, and he begins to slowly alienate himself from everyone in his life.