Nov 162015
 

knight_of_cups2

The Knight of Cups is a dreamer. He is amiable, but easily bored. Artistic and refined, yet in constant need of stimulation. The Knight here is Rick (Christian Bale) a successful, yet unfulfilled player in the movie business. He does not know what he seeks, but whatever it is, he’s having a hard time finding it. Knight of Cups is reviewed after the jump.

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Dec 162014
 


 
I’ve watched this trailer half a dozen times today. I am intoxicated by its photography – so utterly Lubezki, so completely Malick. Without knowing who was behind this film, you would surely pick these two names. Just from the trailer it feels like some sort of Tree of LifeWolf of Wall StreetSpring Breakers mash-up. How great is the music? I can only imagine how intense, how energetic the score might be, particularly in the clubbing scene(s).

Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep.

Written & Directed by Terrence Malick, the film is set to première at the 65th Berlin Film Festival in February 2015. The impressive cast (including 3 Australian actors) is as follows: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Freida Pinto, Wes Bentley, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, Imogen Poots, Armin Mueller-Stahl and the voice of Ben Kingsley.

Jul 122013
 

to the wonder film

Oleg Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem and Rachel McAdams star as wandering entities at the mercy of Terrence Malick in his latest effort, To The Wonder. A visceral odyssey of love, faith and human definition. Does the result meet the incredible ambition and intention? Or is it merely a collage of leaves that borders on self parody? Find out after the jump.

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Feb 262012
 

The Tree of Life Photoset 2

The first time I watched The Tree of Life I did not like it. I thought it was a very pretty 2 hour+ meditation video – not a film. People told me the second time was better and I really should re-watch. For some reason I resisted for quite some time…

This week I finally relented and watched it again. Read my thoughts on revisiting and reassessing the film after the jump. Warning: this blog post contains spoilers for The Tree of Life.

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