Knight of Cups (2015)

Directed by Terrence Malick A Hollywood screenwriter, Rick (Christian Bale) wanders the world in search of something, like a ghost.  His fragmented odyssey is similar to other Malick dreams, in which characters explore their environment alongside orchestral music, breathy voiceover and very wide angle lenses.  His films are dreamy, and over time they have become … Continue reading Knight of Cups (2015)

The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Directed by Rebecca Miller Jack and his daughter Rose live together on an isolated, mostly self-sustaining community that once housed dozens of young, free-spirited hippies.  He is dying, and she has it in mind to kill herself when he does.  If her pronouncement frightens him, he doesn't show it.  Instead Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) quietly resolves … Continue reading The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz At first The Peanut Butter Falcon is almost nauseatingly quirky... characters set up in adorable but rushed ways until their heavily telegraphed first 'meet cute.'  Once the story gets going, however, it settles into a nice dreamy rhythm and whether despite or because of certain plot shortcuts the story harkens … Continue reading The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)