I hope this post isn't considered off-topic. But I saw this film yesterday and my gosh, it's well done. I recommend it to everyone --IMO it's an achievement on the level of Citizen Kane. But especially for the purposes of this forum, take note of the astonishing soundtrack, scored for chamber and solo strings. To call it 'haunting' is to sell it short. The music becomes, almost literally, one of the principal characters in the story, or anyway an element equal in power to the preternatural performances of Daniel Day Lewis and Paul Dano. In some movies with such intense music, the score can overpower the storytelling. It's part of this movie's genius that the musical and narrative elements complement each other throughout, creating a cumulative audience experience that's very rare in contemporary American film. The themes, musical and narrative, are dark and disturbing: hate-filled capitalist petro-lust locked in a co-dependent death-struggle with religious hypocracy. And we, all of us who own a car or heat our homes or use electric power, are exposed as complicit.
But so much for thumbnail movie & environmental critiqueing. I urge all of you interested in string composition to lend an attentive ear to this potent score by Johnny Greenwood.