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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Monday, January 16 2012

The Best Female Film Performances of 2011

It was a monumental year for women in film as our selections for 2011's best female performances indicate... over and over and over again.


Thursday, August 18 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli

Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...


Wednesday, May 25 2011

“Where Will We Live?”: Terrence Malick’s Fugitive Edens

Again and again, Terrence Malick’s films rehearse, in ways both literal and figurative, one of the oldest and most abiding stories in myth and literature.


Wednesday, January 5 2011

The Best DVDs of 2010

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


Columns

Friday, October 1 2010

Pacific Hell Amid Days of Heaven: Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line'

PopMatters' Paul Maher speaks with cast and crew about what went into Terrence Malick's million-and-a-half feet of film (250 hours) that would become The Thin Red Line (re-released on DVD by Criterion, 28 September).


Reviews

Wednesday, April 17 2013

'To the Wonder': New World Redux

Because Terrence Malick's To the Wonder eschews chronology and, for the most part, dialogue, you can't know when such sublime or difficult moments occur, or how they have effects, exactly.


Wednesday, March 27 2013

Terrence Malick's Disturbing and Darkly Funny 'Badlands'

Badlands isn't just or even mostly a disturbing, disorienting experience. It's almost certainly Terrence Malick's darkly funniest movie, with Kit's weird, deadpan conviction and the couple's childlike innocence.


Sunday, October 30 2011

Most Movies Have Acts. 'The Tree of Live' Has Overtures, Movements, Symphonies

Terrence Malick's visualization of the world's life cycle makes grand leaps of ambition, and usually lands gracefully.


Friday, May 27 2011

'The Tree of Life': When Did You First Touch My Heart?

Winner of this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes, Terrence Malick's movie offers up moments that imagine beginnings, not as if they're new, but rather, familiar and cyclical, creations as repetitions.


Wednesday, May 12 2010

Days of Heaven Should Be Viewed As a Collection of Moments, of Still Images

Days of Heaven is a film that pushed the boundaries of film forward as an American art form. Watching it with the right kind of eyes reveals an ecstatic vision of an America that no longer exists.


Days of Heaven [19.Dec.07]

Blogs

Thursday, February 23 2012

In Defense of Terrence Malick

Five Reasons The Tree of Life Should Win Best Picture...


Thursday, June 23 2011

Small in the Family: 'The Tree of Life'

The Tree of Life a tour de force and an experiment in insularity, a chance for a famed filmmaker to create a grand personal proclamation and then sit back to see how people respond.


News

Monday, May 16 2011

What Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' is actually about

CANNES, France — After several years of filmgoer anticipation — and nearly 40 years of gestation in Terrence Malick's mind — "The Tree of Life" was finally unveiled Monday


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