Matt Zoller Seitz’s video essays on Terrence Malick cinema

Posted by · 10:53 pm · May 31st, 2011

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” adds 16 theaters and eight new cities as it expands a little farther this weekend. If you happen to be near enough to catch it, don’t forget to keep the discussion going in our reactions thread. You can find out when the film will make its way to you […]

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THE LISTS: Top 10 performances in Terrence Malick films

Posted by · 9:40 am · May 24th, 2011

If you can believe it, it’s been since Halloween that we kicked the dust off this feature at In Contention. We made it all the way through the Oscar season without feeling compelled to go there. Odd. So, with Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” opening in New York and Los Angeles this weekend, before […]

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Thoughts on Malick’s ‘Tree of Life’

Posted by · 12:17 pm · May 17th, 2011

I decided to sleep on Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” After a full day of jury duty, a few moments for dinner and then a trip to West Hollywood for the 7:30 screening — which let out near 10pm — it seemed foolish to jump right in to such a dense piece of work. […]

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Turning up the Malick

Posted by · 10:16 am · May 12th, 2011

Monday brings the Cannes reveal of the most anticipated movie of the festival, and for many, of the year: Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life.” Screenings will also be held throughout the day in LA (and, I assume, New York as well). We’ll know then whether the film measures up to perhaps the most inflated […]

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‘Tree of Life’ not waiting for Cannes?

Posted by · 8:33 am · October 2nd, 2010

When Terrence Malick’s endlessly postponed “The Tree of Life” was finally handed over to Fox Searchlight and ruled a 2011 release, the conversation turned to which festival would get to host the film’s premiere. Many pundits (myself included) assumed that Cannes’s top dog status — in terms of both red-carpet allure and awards heft — […]

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Malick’s ‘Thin Red Line’ shines on Criterion Blu

Posted by · 12:01 pm · September 28th, 2010

If you’re sitting there right now, reading these words, killing time, nothing much to do this afternoon, do yourself a favor — go out and buy the new Criterion Blu-ray release of Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line.” I’ve been delighting in this top 10 all-timer all week, probably my most anticipated home video release […]

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Cover art for ‘Thin Red Line’ Criterion release

Posted by · 12:18 pm · July 9th, 2010

A few weeks ago we told you about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Criterion release of Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line,” perhaps one of the most anticipated Criterion announcements yet.  The information came with sell sheet cover art, but today we get a look at the actual cover art, and as one would expect, […]

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‘Amelie’ tops list of decade’s best cinematography

Posted by · 10:00 am · June 29th, 2010

The folks at Movieline got their hands on a list of the top 50 films of the decade, from a cinematography standpoint, as laid out by voters at American Cinematographer magazine. Topping the list: Bruno Delbonnel’s work on “Amelie.” Delbonnel is a favorite among DPs. After all, “A Very Long Engagement” won him the ASC […]

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Malick’s Pacific theatre makes its way to Criterion

Posted by · 11:12 am · June 17th, 2010

I haven’t picked up a copy of Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line” on DVD because I’m so OCD.  As in, I can’t stand the “Fox war classics” thing at the top of the case.  It’s the same reason I have a love/hate relationship with my “John Wayne classics” version of “The Man Who Shot […]

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When Cedar Rapids ain’t good enough, light out for the territories

Posted by · 9:17 am · January 6th, 2009

I was going to include this David Frank Rope of Silicon op-ed in today’s round-up, but it’s just too good not to spotlight separately.  I laughed out loud a number of times because I understand this guy’s pain.  I’ve been there before.  And I’m sure plenty in the readership can relate. The piece is a […]

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Coulda been a countenda

Posted by · 7:02 pm · December 21st, 2008

It’s on AMC, so I figured I’d go hunting down that original teaser for Michael Bay’s “Pearl Harbor,” featuring excerpts from Hans Zimmer’s “The Thin Red Line” score.  Remember when this was one of the coolest trailers ever?  Then the movie…dear lord, the movie.  I should really change the channel.  Anyway…

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Some suggestions for Special Edition DVDs

Posted by · 6:51 am · September 23rd, 2008

Every week, much to the delight of my children, several packages arrive at my door containing DVDs, movies that are not yet released in the home market that I am expected to review. Tough work, ain’t it? Seriously, I would do what I do just for the free movies. That said, I have followed the […]

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In it together

Posted by · 12:00 am · November 15th, 2005

Today is my birthday. I’m 24 years old. I’ve been following the Oscar race with some notable level of attention for 8 years. It is by no means a lengthy tenure, as there are others in the game who have been observing this outlandish span of time much longer than that. Even still, in these […]

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