Spike's heightened anger channeled into a populist buddy-cop package.
"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me..."
Malick's most profound film to date? Continuing down the rabbit hole that he began upon his return to cinema with The Thin Red Line and then reaching its peak of accessibility (though I use the term lightly) with The Tree of Life before breaking narrative down even further with To The Wonder, Knight of Cups is a film…
A cold and tense storm of a film that builds and builds up to a point past release. It's a world populated by characters who are cruel, broken, and disappointed but put up walls to hide those aspects from those closest to them only for them to slowly be torn down as the film moves forward. I used to think of Ceylan as the new Tarkovsky, but this is very much in the spirit of Bergman. A wonderful film that stands as one of the best of this year.