Tag Archives: Terrence Malick

Cinema Review – To The Wonder

After visiting Mont Saint-Michel (also known as The Wonder), Marina (Olga Kurylenko) and Neil (Ben Affleck) move to Oklahoma, where it becomes clear that their relationship – which seems idyllic – is anything but. Marina meets a priest struggling with his vocation, while Neil renews his ties with a childhood friend, Jane (Rachel McAdams). Continue reading

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Cannes Review – Post Tenebras Lux (After Darkness, Light)

After Darkness, Light tells the story of the dissolution of a Mexican family through disconnected sequences. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – The Tree of Life

In a nutshell, The Tree of Life tells the story of a small Texan family whose world is shattered when one of their members dies. In the film, the dead boy’s mother is described as Grace – calm, nurturing and patient – and his father (Brad Pitt) is Nature. Nature is the opposite to Grace; rough uncompromising, and willing to step on any one who gets in his way. While the story is essentially a microscopic look at this family, it is also the macro – a look at the universe, it’s formation and how Nature and Grace came to be. That’s where the dinosaurs come in. Continue reading

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