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Knight of Cups: Another Malick Cinematic Painting

Terrence Malick has only made seven films as a director since 1973.  Three of those movies have come since 2011.  His latest cinematic enigma is “Knight of Cups” featuring Christian Bale as Rick, a promising Hollywood screenwriter who is caught up in the sensual promises of hedonism and the celebrity lifestyle.  1,442 more words

Film Reviews

Staff Picks: 'The Oliver Stone Experience,' Amoeba Music, Jessamyn Stanley

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. 1,124 more words

Pop Culture

Goodbye, The Good Wife | Me & All My Friends Podcast on The Good Wife

Link to Podcast, in which Matilda Dixon-Smith, Will Kay and I talk about The Good Wife’s final episode, the season and show as a whole, and how much we loved… 10 more words

Culture

They can trust that the press won’t ask them the tough questions. It’s not the time, it’s not the place, it’s just not done.

That kind of silence isn’t just wrong.

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Quotes

Essaying the top 100

I suppose videos like this are always tough to put together. Not only must you choose one film (just one!) as the best of each year, but you must then decide on a single shot from each film that not only epitomizes what makes the film so great, but you must also consider how the shots will flow together. 1,055 more words

Rants And Lists

Revisiting Roger Ebert's Clockwork Orange Review

Image Credit to Spielberg-orc.com

Earlier today, Matt Zoller Seitz paid tribute to the great critic Roger Ebert by choosing 13 of his best reviews on the anniversary of his death. 1,095 more words

Review

"The crucial question of the modern novel is memory . . ."

The crucial question of the modern novel is memory—specifically, the tension between fiction and nonfiction, between the sharp-edged exclusivity of the contours of a finely crafted story and the loose-ended and associatively meandering and indeterminate formlessness of experience as captured (or trapped) in memory.

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Literature