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Days of Heaven

We’re all gonna be gone in a couple years. ?Who’s gonna care we acted perfect? When?Terrence Malick?uses a piece of music, you listen a little closer. ?Days of Heaven?(1978) begins with?Saint-Sa?ns’s “The Aquarium” (from?The Carnival of Animals) over old pictures … Continue reading

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The Tree of Life

Life goes on.? People pass along. ?Nothin’ stays the same. Terrence Malick, at his best, is bewitching.? He casts a spell of deep calm.? This is true despite the opening suggestion for The Tree of Life?(2011): ?“For optimal sound reproduction, … Continue reading

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The New World

We are not here to pillage and raid, we are here to build a colony. You are only allowed to watch a Terrence Malick?on Blu-Ray or in the theater.? I am satisfied to set this down in a law.? I … Continue reading

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To the Wonder

There’s something missing. Brace yourself, readers, this is going to be a painfully positive review of Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder (2013).? There are so many reasons not to like this movie if you are a populist at heart as … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights

I found him in the streets. Ah, adaptations. ?Furthering my argument that I cannot read a book before seeing its adapted movie is?Wuthering Heights?(2012)–I say 2012, but it came out virtually everywhere else a whole year ago in one of … Continue reading

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Pocket Money

A lot of people had to walk that way, Jim. ?Those long one hundred steps. “What did I just watch?” ?Sometimes that’s a good thing to say after a movie. ?That dazed but pleased feeling. ?That’s not what’s going on … Continue reading

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The Thin Red Line

In this world a man, himself, ain’t nothin’ and there ain’t no world but this one. The Thin Red Line (1998), directed by?Terrence Malick, is a pretty incredible movie. ?It has a cast list that reads forever with once and … Continue reading

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