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Reclusive Terrence Malick Is Back With A New Movie

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 12.15.2014 | Entertainment

"You have love in you. I know it." That's the takeaway from the first trailer of Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups," the latest inscrutable film from ...

Things People Do: Winner of the 40th-Anniversary Award at Deauville American Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

In Things People Do, an insurance man with an ideal middle-class set up loses his job because he is too "nice" when investigating insurance claims. And like the protagonist of Murnau's celebrated 1924 film The Last Laugh, Bill is too ashamed to let his family know.

Evolution Helps Those Who Help Their Selves

Nathan Currier | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Nathan Currier

Lynn Margulis' view of evolution focused more on what might be called the "environmental agency" of organisms -- their capacity to adapt their environment, not just adapt to it. Only when and if such a view of evolution becomes more widely accepted does society seem likely to fight warming successfully.

Movie Review: Visitors

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Godfrey Reggio makes the kind of movies I think Terrence Malick longs to make. While Malick has already rejected story and plot, as well as dialogue, character development and, occasionally, even characters, he's never made a film where he ignored all of these things completely.

Film Review: Ain't Them Bodies Beautiful and Hollow

Brian Formo | Posted 10.16.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

Ain't Them Bodies Saints is meticulously constructed. With deft camerawork and a pure attention to 70s small town details, there is a fantastic, technically sound structure that director David Lowery has built.

Movie Review: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So many films today seem to carry the same references to earlier work, indicating the influences that shaped the filmmaker in his work. But references are one thing; using those references for fresh inspiration is something else.

Natalie Portman To Take On Iconic Villain

Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment

What's done is done -- and, in this case, we love it. Natalie Portman is set to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender's Macbeth in a recen...

This Critic's 20-minute Rule

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Over the years, I've developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn't hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably isn't going to.

When Movies Aren't Audience-Friendly

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You know what an audience-friendly film is. It tells a story that engages you about characters you can like and root for. Yet those films -- movies that seek to tell a story that uplifts or inspires -- often get short shrift from critics for that reason alone.

Critics React To Reclusive Director's Latest

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment

"Wonder" has always been the word with Terrence Malick. He might be the most sought-after, high-budget art-house filmmaker on the planet, a director ...

Movie Review: To the Wonder

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.09.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life was too much the dialogue-driven, story-heavy film for your liking, you'll probably be more in the mood for his latest, To the Wonder, which features Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams and Olga Kurylenko in its cast.

WATCH: Polarizing Terrence Malick Film Gets Gorgeous Trailer

Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment

"You shall love whether you like it or not," states Javier Bardem in the first trailer for "To the Wonder." Bardem -- who plays a priest in the film -...

Jessica Chastain On Saying The Best Line Of 2012

The Huffington Post | Mike Ryan | Posted 12.13.2012 | Entertainment

In 2011, Jessica Chastain was everywhere. This is just barely hyperbole, as Chastain appeared in seven -- seven! -- movies in 2011. When she was done,...

WATCH: Terrence Malick Dancing

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.19.2012 | Entertainment

Terrence Malick may be one of Hollywood's most notorious recluses, but he also likes to dance. That's the takeaway, at least, from a new video showing...

15 Years at the Savannah Film Festival

Paula Wallace | Posted 12.29.2012 | Entertainment
Paula Wallace

For these eight days in autumn, Hollywood comes to Savannah. And every year, our esteemed guests remind us that the best of the fest is the thousands of Savannah College of Art and Design students at its center.

Movie Review: Middle of Nowhere

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Quiet but compelling, emotionally buttoned-up and naked at the same time, Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere is a film about holding still while trying to move forward.

Toronto Festival Conclusions: The Oscar race Begins

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

While this year's best-picture winner may in fact have played at TIFF 2012, there was no huge critical groundswell around a realistic contender, the way there was last year.

Terrence Malick's Wife Says Couple Almost Moved To Canada After 9/11

Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment

Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" screened at the Toronto International Film Festival on Tuesday night. As is his custom, the reclusive director wasn'...

Movie Review: The Master

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Given the evidence of The Master and his last film, There Will Be Blood, I'd offer this: Anderson seems bent on making movies that challenge the viewer to figure out what he's really about.

Audience Boos Terrence Malick's New Film, Critics Don't

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.02.2012 | Entertainment

No wonder? At the Venice Film Festival premiere of "To the Wonder" -- Terrence's Malick's second film to debut in the last 16 months, but only sixth s...

How Much Is Ben Affleck In 'To The Wonder'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.31.2012 | Entertainment

Ben Affleck is poised to have a big fall. The formerly maligned actor stars and directs the drama "Argo" and plays a lead role in Terrence Malick's "T...

Rachel Weisz Cut From Terrence Malick's 'To The Wonder'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 08.29.2012 | Entertainment

Terrence Malick put together an impressive cast for the film "To the Wonder": The reclusive director hired Ben Affleck, Rachel McAdams, Olga Kurylenko...

Venice Film Festival Gets More Exclusive

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 10.28.2012 | Entertainment

VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is focusing on its artistic roots this year, courting celebrated directors and not flashy Hollywood blo...

Venice-Bound!

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 09.25.2012 | Entertainment

MILAN — American directors dominated the competition lineup announced Thursday for this year's slimmed-down Venice Film Festival aimed at making...

Eyewitness to a War

Terry Marotta | Posted 09.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Terry Marotta

I am mindful of what day this is, the only holiday we celebrate on its real date, the only one not nudged this way or that to give us the coveted thre...