Watched May 19, 2012
Courtney Small’s review:
I will be the first to admit that I am not the biggest Terrence Malick fan. It has become somewhat a black stain to be a serious cinema lover and not love Malick, but I could care less really. Of the Malick films I have seen (i.e. Tree of Life, The New World, and The Thin Red Line), I never took to them with the same euphoric love that most cinephiles did. It seemed the only words people ever associated with those films were "beauty" and "poetic". I was wondering if it was just one of those things that people said to not be ostracized from the rest of the “cool kids”. However, Days of Heaven finally has me rethinking my views on Terrence Malick. I absolutely loved this film. Everything from the way the story builds to the shots Malick used worked perfectly. The performances by the cast were outstanding, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard in particular really kept me glued to the screen. This is a film I will be revisiting again very soon.