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Terrence Malick

Cinema of Malick: Capturing Augustinian Beauty

July 6, 2015 | One of the most common descriptions applied to Terrence Malick’s films is that they are beautiful, and with good reason. His strict adherence to a set of dogma-inspired rules for cinematography shines through in his later films, while his attention to nature lays a peaceful groundwork for all of his films...

Cinema of Malick: Eliot and the Discipline of Art

June 23, 2015 | I think that Terrence Malick understands art as a kind of discipline, and one place where he shows what art should do is by showing discipline with the wrong objectives. In The Tree of Life, there is a difficult scene where the dad gets angry at his sons at the dinner table, seemingly for being disrespectful...

Cinema of Malick: Tarkovsky’s Disruption of the Soul

June 13, 2015 | Terrence Malick is an unconventional filmmaker. In a time when mainstream American cinema lives and dies by its entertainment value, and independent cinema is still trying to get out from under it, Malick is one of the few American directors who doesn’t seem to care if you’re entertained...

Dr. Reno Lauro Shares Insight with CNMA Students

April 30, 2015 |

This semester, our CNMA students are studying the cinematic work of Terrence Malick, the brilliant and elusive filmmaker behind The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line, and Days of Heaven. We were …

The New World

July 3, 2013 |

That Terrence Malick is an enigma need not be overstated. Much has been made and speculated over regarding the director’s almost J.D. Saliger-like reclusiveness and the notoriously mysterious twenty year gap between his second and third …

Terrence Malick’s “To the Wonder”

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In The Tree of Life, director Terrence Malick crafted a grandiose yet personal theodicy through a family story against the cosmic backdrop of creation and redemption. His new film To the Wonder is equally existential …

Thoughts on "To the Wonder"

April 12, 2013 |

Terrence Malick’s new film, To the Wonder, premieres this weekend. The latest from the acclaimed filmmaker of The Tree of Life, The Thin Red Line, and Badlands, is already prompting quite nuanced …

Making “To the Wonder”

February 27, 2013 |

Director Terrence Malick’s new film To the Wonder is a month away from release in the United States. Here are three featurettes documenting Malick’s unique creative process.

Love and “The New World”

February 14, 2013 |

Jeffrey Overstreet on Terrence Malick’s The New World

If you’ve followed this blog for a few years, you may have grown tired of my enthusiasm for Terrence Malick’s The New World. Deal with it. The New