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
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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
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
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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.