Tagged with terrence malick

Interview: Trey Edward Shults, “Krisha”

Interview: Trey Edward Shults, “Krisha”


There’s a whole lot to like about Trey Edward Shults’ debut film, Krisha, which I’ll be writing a few paragraphs about later this week (mini review round-up, incoming); it’s made with incredible verve, it’s so personal that it blurs the line of reality and art, and the performances are all outstanding. But the most exciting thing about … Continue reading

Review: Medeas, 2015, dir. Andrea Pallaoro

Review: Medeas, 2015, dir. Andrea Pallaoro


“Arthouse fare nestled within the American heartland is, and probably always shall be, considered Terrence Malick’s territory. Hence early analogies drawn between Andrea Pallaoro’s excellent debut,Medeas, and the American maestro’s works, currently enjoying a period of serious creative vitality. But contrasting Pallaoro (or any perceived student of Malick’s style, from Shane Carruth to Leah Meyerhoff) … Continue reading

The Criterion Files: Days of Heaven

The Criterion Files: Days of Heaven


Well, this has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? I admit that I gave the Criterion Files a bit of a break for a time there, but the good news is that I’m bringing them back again over at Go, See, Talk!, starting with Days of Heaven…and nothing else. That’s right, I’m altering the format … Continue reading

Golden Statues and Outrage: The Oscar Nominations

Golden Statues and Outrage: The Oscar Nominations


This week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled the entries for each of their twenty four categories in anticipation of this year’s 84th Academy Awards show. As is always the case, response among critics and film writers has been mixed, characterized by raised eyebrows, occasional high praise and pleasant surprise, and most … Continue reading

Review: The Tree of Life, 2011, dir. Terrence Malick

Review: The Tree of Life, 2011, dir. Terrence Malick


“It’s not what a movie is about, it’s how it is about it.”— Roger Ebert I can’t think of a single contemporary film* I’ve seen that’s quite like The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s sprawling, time-spanning, grand opus of spirituality, creation, and human existence. Mercurially free form, the film rejects many traditional notions of narrative … Continue reading

2011 Rising: My Films to Watch (pt.2)

2011 Rising: My Films to Watch (pt.2)


Part 2 of my 2011 preview commences…now! (Part 1 can be perused here, at your leisure.) X-Men: First Class— By happy coincidence, the first trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s period prequel to the X-Men franchise hit just last week, and guess what? It looks really good. Focusing specifically on the relationship between Erik Lehnsherr, the man … Continue reading