terrence malick

The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Badlands (1973) – Sunday, November 10th.


How do you follow the latest from writer/director/auteur Terrence Malick? With possibly the biggest summer movie of the year, duh. Trey and Trevan are a man down this week, with Eric hanging out in New Orleans or something. Honestly, who knows what he does. Trey talks To The Wonder, one of Malick’s more accessible and beautiful efforts. While [...]


Once Ms. Spacek appeared, this pale, twitchy throng surged forward against the dividing ropes, and pressed polite journalists ever closer to a point where tripod and camera-bag beatings seemed inevitable.


Love him or hate him, writer/director Terrence Malick has yet to make a movie that doesn’t completely envelop an audience and take control of their senses for an otherworldly experience. ‘The New World’ does that 100 percent, embedding the viewer in another time when life moved at a completely different pace than it does today.


Two of the best movies of the year are out on Blu-ray and DVD this week, and although each explores the human condition, they couldn’t be farther from each other in approach.


Eric’s review was posted here already, but I watched “The Tree of Life” this past weekend and was also inspired to write this review: Watching “The Tree of Life,” one sentence kept recurring to me: “Humility is appropriate.” Is that statement with regard to writer and director Terrence Malick? Maybe, but given that he doesn’t [...]

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We are bombarded by moving images in every facet of our lives. There are video screens everywhere. The way in which audio and video are cut together in ads, TV shows, and online marketing these days has created a contemporary film language that’s like shorthand to us. It takes very little effort on our part [...]