Terrence Malick

Film Review: “A Hidden Life” — A Sacramental Journey

December 11, 2019
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Even with my caveats, A Hidden Life raises filmmaking to heights that will thrill Terrence Malick fans.

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Film Review: “Song to Song” — All You Need is Love?

March 25, 2017
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Terrence Malick attempts to liven up this hackneyed soap/rock opera with his signature swooping camera moves and stunning cinematography.

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Film Review: “Knight of Cups” — A Lively Metaphysical Quest for Meaning

March 11, 2016
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I admire director Terrence Malick for continuing to jettison staid storytelling for the sake of exploring his dense moral vision.

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Film Review: In Defense of a Cinematic Masterpiece — “To the Wonder”

April 28, 2013
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To The Wonder — the best American feature by far of 2013: beautiful, compassionate, tragic, transcendent.

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Fuse Film Review: The Tree of Life — Lofty, Dreamy, and Personal

June 6, 2011
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There are wonderful, beautiful things about The Tree of Life. But despite being innovative and important, despite inspiring awe, it envisions a kind of transcendent greatness that it itself does not quite embody. Tree of Life. Directed by Terrence Malick. By Taylor Adams. Nothing if not prophetic, director Terrence Malick quotes from The Book of…

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Coming Attractions in Film: June 2011

June 2, 2011
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June marks a sluggish start to the summer movie season, but it’s not without a few big events. New films from art-house hero Terrence Malick and Lost creator J.J. Abrams promise to be must-sees for different segments of movie buffs, and fans of older cinema will have plenty on their plate with throw-back screenings at the Brattle and a Luis Buñuel retrospective at the HFA.

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