Still don’t get "The New World"? Check this out.

In Stylus Magazine, L. Michael Foote looks closer at two particular scenes, and he brilliantly explores the way that Terrence Malick is conveying truth through his own unique style.

I haven’t come across many reviews that have put into words what it is about Malick’s movie that I love so much. Malick has a way of communicating through imagery that is very special, very hard to find, and it speaks more powerfully to me than conventional narrative filmmaking.

Foote does a great job of highlighting how it works by focusing on two scenes here. Read it. And then go watch the film again!

  • Facebook
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.

  • http://lookingcloser.org Jeffrey Overstreet

    Thanks to your comment, I realized that I’d dropped a line from the post. I’ve put it back in… and now the title should make sense.

  • http://opuszine.com/ opus

    I’m a little confused by your title. It doesn’t sound like the critics are divided at all. Rather, Control seems like it’s the big hit of Cannes so far.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X