I just saw The Tree of Life

I think it would be an injustice to Terrence Malick to even attempt to write a review right now.  I will say this: The Tree of Life might not be the best movie ever made, but it is definitely the greatest movie ever made. Think about it. See the film.

I did some guest blogging.

My piece, “The Magic of Malick,” ran on MovieFanFare today.  It’s something I wrote a few months ago, so you might not be familiar with it if you are new to my blog.  So here are your options: Read it on my blog. Follow the link to MovieFanFare, read it there, and leave a comment … Continue reading

The Magic of Malick

Four films.  Four films over a 37 year span.  That’s all it took for Terrence Malick to make his mark as a uniquely original filmmaking master.  I don’t know how many thousands of films have been made in the medium’s 100+ year history, but these four are unmistakably distinguishable as works of Terrence Malick. It … Continue reading

Quick Thoughts: Two Epic Romances

As part of my viewings this week, I made a point to watch two epic romances that I have been putting off for quite some time.  One of them is an American classic that is still the biggest movie of all-time (despite what Avatar has done), and the other is an overlooked film from a … Continue reading

Certified Classics: Terrence Malick Two-Pack

I have been on a big Terrence Malick kick lately.  I don’t know what took me so long, but I hadn’t seen any of his movies until recently.  He is a one of a kind filmmaker, and his work represents cinema in its most premium form.  You can read my thoughts on his 1998 masterpiece, … Continue reading

Hidden Gems: The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998) I finally got around to watching this movie after waiting for the perfect 3-hour block of my life to devote to it.  It was definitely worth the investment.  It came out the same year as Saving Private Ryan, so it was criminally overlooked, but it is quite simply … Continue reading