Knight of Cups ★★★½

Sleepwalking through life, experience, relationships and clinging to fragments – Malick’s kaleidoscope appears initially to elude the full-circle meaning that made The Tree of Life AND To the Wonder such amazing films, but on consideration it is a beautiful, poetic study of Los Angeles, and one man’s desire to escape his cages of manufactured opulence and debauchery in search of the natural beauty of the world. From staring toward the horizon through his floor-to-ceiling glass windows, walking through the desert, to escaping to the beach with his new blonde girlfriend. Malick’s The Great Beauty. Lubezki’s photography continues to dazzle, with some of the year’s most beautiful shots.

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