This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is why you should never have sex while listening to Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby.”
This movie is magical.
I’ve recommended it to people who don’t like Talking Heads, and they loved it.
I’ve recommended it to people who don’t like documentaries, and they loved it.
I’ve recommended it to people who don’t like concerts, and they loved it.
I’ve recommended it to people who don’t like “old” movies, and they loved it.
If I knew anyone who didn’t like music, I’d probably recommend it to them too and it wouldn’t surprise me if they…
I feel like I’ve already seen most of the movies that are typically considered the “best silent films” so it’s been years since I’ve watched a silent movie that genuinely impressed me. But this completely blew me away. Germaine Dulac is a legend in my eyes for making such a bold film 100 years ago.
Half my theater was miserable or laughing throughout the film and mocked it while walking out of the theater. But Malick & Lubezki could make a film that consisted of nothing more than flies swarming around a pile of dog shit and I would still consider it art. So naturally I loved this. Fuck what anyone else thinks.
This might actually be my favorite Malick film, but it's very difficult for me to even choose a favorite. Everything he does is completely mesmerizing that I'd almost feel bad to say that I liked one of his films more than the rest of his filmography.