Badlands ★★★★

"We lived in utter loneliness, neither here nor there."

My first dose of Malick. Strikes me as the exact ancestral midpoint between True Romance and Moonrise Kingdom: tranquil, reflective, beautiful, and very violent. Martin is still the coolest Sheen, and Sissy Spacek is positively otherworldly.

Didn't really adore the experience as a whole - uniqueness aside, the atmosphere and tone is a little hard to get into - but I am excited to check out Malick's other work, particularly Days of Heaven.

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