Tag: TERRENCE MALICK

SXSW 2017 – Song to Song (2017)
Film Review

SXSW 2017 – Song to Song (2017)

Famously reclusive and sparing in his output, Terrence Malick used to be the mercurial auteur prototype. It helped that his small canon proved worthy of all the extravagant praise thrown its way. Then he suddenly stepped the productivity up; a move creating initial delight that has faded under the tedium […]

SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview
Festivals

SXSW Film Festival 2017 Preview

The annual mid-March South by Southwest (better known as SXSW) shindig has just about everything going for it. Taking place in hip Austin, it’s perhaps best known as a musical festival, but the film portion has grown in importance as the years roll by, premiering exciting new releases from big […]

Feature, Film Review

Knight of Cups (2015)

For two decades Terrence Malick was the disappeared genius, a secretive artist hidden out of sight. After two astonishing films in the 70’s, his long overdue return with The Thin Red Line in 1998 proved worth the wait. Since then, he’s gradually ramped up production. Perhaps that was a mistake […]

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Nigel Ashcroft – A Life in Film

Having been in the business for about 40 years; in television, commercials, music promos and film, Nigel Ashcroft has seen equipment and technology change quite dramatically over the years. His own production company, Green Umbrella, based in Bristol, produces natural history television and Ashcroft himself has worked with a variety […]

DVD Review

To the Wonder (2012)

Malick’s misstep Terrence Malick, who used to average barely more than a movie a decade, has suddenly become prolific. And so we have To the Wonder a year after his magnificent The Tree of Life. Alas with increased speed has come decreased quality. While dealing with similar subject matter, To […]

DVD Review

To the Wonder (2012)

Malick’s latest offering is a huge disappointment and made me wonder why I was bothering. Neil (Ben Affleck) is swept off his feet by the beautiful Marina (Olga Kurylenko), and the two embark on a passionate affair in France. After visiting the majestic Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, the couple decide […]

Film Review

Days of Heaven (1978)

Another classic digitally remastered for the big screen, Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven is visually magnificent in large scale, the painterly cinematography a joy to behold. The landscape images that dominate the film, along with the various animals, look gorgeous, there is no denying that. This was my first viewing […]

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Terrence Malick at BFI Southbank

The work of Terrence Malick is showcased at BFI Southbank throughout September with a season of films from a writer-director who may justifiably be described as the modern American cinema’s great poet-philosopher. His recent award of the Palme d’Or, at Cannes this year, for the mesmerising Tree of Life (2011) reinforces this notion […]

Film Review

The Tree of Life (2011)

A new film by Terrence Malick is an event in itself, and once again the uncompromising visionary has created a cinematic experience unlike most you are ever likely to see. However, while there is much to admire about his latest experiment, there are also undeniable flaws not normally seen in […]

Feature, Film Review

The Tree of Life (2011)

Having made five films now in his forty years as a filmmaker, we can’t get enough of Terrence Malick who, with the evidence of his first three films (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line), is best described as a perfectionist. Whilst the unconventional narratives of his work can […]