Terrence Malick

Breathtaking! Revelatory! Here’s a Trailer for ‘Zoolander,’ as it Would Have Been Directed By Terrence Malick

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If you recently saw the trailer for Terrence Malick’s upcoming film, Knight of Cups, you may have at first thought, “woah, what a break from form for Malick – this looks gritty, visceral, even at times, ugly” — until, midway through the trailer, a wave breaks, strings swell, and the hedonistic protagonist’s perspective shifts towards the dictatorial sense of wonder we’re so used to in Terrence Malick films.
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‘The Revenant’ Isn’t an Adventure – It’s an Endurance Test

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There’s nothing more exhausting than a filmmaker who thinks they have to dress up a genre picture with a lot of arty nonsense, and that’s the best way to sum up The Revenant, the new film from freshly minted Oscar winner Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman). It runs a lumpy 156 minutes, and there’s a decent, 105-minute wilderness survival/neo-Western revenge tale in there, if you want to dig it out. But you’ll have to burrow past all the macho posturing, blood-coughing misery, and faux-Malick twinkliness to find it.
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The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘Z for Zachariah,’ ‘The Wolfpack’

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The highest-grossing movie in many a moon hits DVD and Blu-ray today; too bad it’s not very good. And there’s not much competition for it on the new release shelf, aside from a would-be YA blockbuster that’s also, coincidentally enough, not very good. But two of the summer’s most intriguing indie flicks are now available on disc and demand, Netflix has a couple new streamers well worth your time, and Amazon can help you on with a certain meme-friendly anniversary.
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The 10 Best True Crime Movies Ever Made

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Today, New York’s Film Forum kicks off a four-week, 50-film “True Crime” festival, spotlighting some of the most iconic dramas, mysteries, and thrillers based on real events. It’s one of our most durable genres — the festival spans something like eight decades — and for good reason: the best true crime movies are often tense, gripping, and suspenseful (even when we already know the outcome). Here are a few of our all-time favorites.
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Poetry Is a Virus That Can Save the World: On Jorie Graham’s ‘From the New World’

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The poet Jorie Graham was born in New York in 1950 to a sculptor and a journalist. She was raised in Italy and, later, France, where she studied at the Sorbonne before being expelled during the protests of the late 1960s. She then left Europe for the United States, where, back in New York, she studied filmmaking at NYU. After receiving her MFA from the University of Iowa, she went on to produce several volumes of the best poetry in the English language, including The Dream of the Unified Field, which won the Pulitzer in 1996.
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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in November

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The year is winding down, prestige picture season is in full swing, and it’s getting increasingly difficult to separate the studio movies from the brainy indies. So we’ve got an even more diverse slate of must-see movies for November, from social and political documentaries to star-driven Oscar hopefuls to clever genre riffs — a little something for everyone to be thankful for this month.
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