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Austin Film Festival 2019: (Trans)national Justice​

New films by Terrence Malick, Miranda Nation, and Trey Edward Shults stand out amongst a diverse crop of films at Austin's annual "screenwriter's festival".

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The Flipside #3: Knight of Cups

Brice Ezell and Evan Sawdey
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Terrence Malick's American Genesis: 'The New World'

Terrence Malick's esoteric take on the Pocahontas legend, New World, is a feat of cinematic philosophy.

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Watch the Trailer for Terrence Malick's 'Knight of Cups' (video)

Legendary auteur Terrence Malick is following up his 2012 picture To the Wonder with an equally philosophical followup, the Los Angeles tone poem Knight of Cups.

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The 20 Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Over the next 12 months, we will be bombarded with all manner of proposed cinematic spectacle. Here are the 20 films we are most looking forward to.

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'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.

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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.

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In Defense of Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

Five reasons The Tree of Life should win best picture at 2011's Academy Awards.

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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...

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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.

James A. Williams
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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 2010).

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The Calm Before Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life'

With The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick, the mysterious director no one knew about save for film buffs, will be on the tip of everybody's tongue come the awards season of 2011.

Paul Maher
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Days of Heaven

Malick puts the visual and aural emphasis on a vast, natural world that would be nothing more than a backdrop to the human story for most filmmakers, creating a breathtaking visual experience.

Brian Holcomb
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Days of Heaven (1978)

Terrence Malick's 1978 film leaves you with the ache of paradise briefly felt and then remembered.

Michael Buening
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The New World (2005)

The New World is ambitious and gorgeous, the landscape serving as a kind of objective correlative for characters' cravings and astonishments.

Cynthia Fuchs
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