My review of Terrence Malick’s "The New World"

I worked on this review until 1 a.m., got up at 5 a.m. and kept working on it. Then, realizing I had 2,500 words, I had to cut it back to the word-limit: 1,500.I didn't quite make it.So it's likely that, in the haze of my sleep deprivation, I may have missed a thing or two.But anyway, here is it is... my review of the I love the most from the past year, maybe two... … [Read more...]

"The New World" Conundrum

Okay... I'm stuck.Most critics groups, and the Oscars, will consider Terrence Malick's "The New World" a 2005 release, because it screened for some critics a few weeks ago.But the final cut, which is much shorter, includes footage that wasn't in the longer cut, and is apparently quite a different film altogether, was just finished a few days ago... in 2006.So what do I do?Is this my favorite film of 2005... which it is, if it must be listed as a 2005 release?Or shall I go … [Read more...]

Specials: "Bourne 3… 3 as the Wind…" Plus: Indy 4, Jurassic 4, "Capote" beats "Brokeback." Praising "The New World."

Monday is Sequel News Day!"BOURNE THREE... THREE AS THE WIND..." For updates on The Bourne Ultimatum, Indy 4, and Jurassic Park 4, click here. (Looks like Jason Bourne may have a new main squeeze. And no, it's not Ben Affleck.)NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS DOESN'T GO BROKEBACK The NSFC names Capote as Best Picture!5 C's in a row! CHICAGO CRITICS CROWN CRASH, CACHE A good day for Crash and Cache... but not Johnny Cash."THE MOST MOVING AMERICAN [FILM] IN THE FIFTEEN YEARS … [Read more...]

Specials: Guardian defends Narnia. Malick’s "New World." Haneke spoils. Earthsea animated.

Tuesday's specials:I found most of these links at GreenCine Daily, and I'm glad I did.GUARDIAN GUARDS CHRISTIANITY FROM GUARDIAN JOURNALISTS (AND OTHERS) The Guardian, home of the now-notorious Polly Toynbee who used her Narnia review to bash Christianity, bashes Narnia critics! The Bible is a narrative blueprint for a lot of western culture - if everything referencing it is dodgy then the nativity is dodgy, a lot of Shakespeare is dodgy, some of The Archers is dodgy, everything is … [Read more...]


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