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KNIGHT OF CUPS

“How do I begin?” Knight of Cups, the latest movie from writer/director Terrence Malick, follows Hollywood screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale) as he tries to understand what his life is now that his brother has died and his career is on … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – November 30, 1943

“There’s a good many pictures I’d like to make, we’ll see how many I’ll be allowed to make.” –Terrence Malick

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2013: Another Year of Moviegoing

2013 was an excellent year at the movies, but I said the exact same thing about 2012. Film critic for The New Yorker, Richard Brody, chose to open his year-end summary with this quote, “The year 2013 has been an … Continue reading

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Born On This Day – November 30

“Working as a screenwriter, I always thought that ‘Film is a collaborative business’ only constituted half of the actual phrase. From a screenwriter’s point-of-view, the correct rendering should be ‘Film is a collaborative business: bend over’.” –David Mamet “I’m a … Continue reading

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BADLANDS (1973)

In 1973, The New American Cinema was well underway. The French New Wave had blown the doors of cinema open as to what was possible, and American movies like Bonnie & Clyde (Penn, 1967) and The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah, 1969) had broken down … Continue reading

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TO THE WONDER

Dear Grandma Mary – Thank you very much for coming with me to see To The Wonder. I really enjoyed it, and I hope you did too. The first thing you said to me when the credits came up was, … Continue reading

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In Their Words – Thursday, April 25, 2013

“I film quite a bit of footage, then edit. Changes before your eyes, things you can do and things you can’t. My attitude is always let it keep rolling.” –Terrence Malick

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