Eat Your Vegetables: "Badlands" (Malick, 1973)

Each week in Eat Your Vegetables, Jonathan Sircy shares the benefit and appeal of some of the culture’s more inaccessible or intimidating artifacts.Cultural Vegetable of the Week: Badlands (1973; Terrence Malick) Nutritional Value: The danger of overrating introspectionBadlands (1973) begins by starkly contrasting Holly (Sissy Spacek) and Kit (Martin Sheen), whose love affair occupies the center of the film. When we first meet Holly, she’s petting a large dog on her bed. The first time we see … [Read more...]