Magazine April 25, 2016, Issue

Angelic Fleshpots

Christian Bale in Knight of Cups (Broad Green Pictures)

Terrence Malick is a great filmmaker who has made a beautiful film on themes that are close to my interests, my theology, and my heart.

I only wish I liked it.

The movie is Knight of Cups, which resembles Malick’s last film, To the Wonder, in that it pushes hard in two directions. First, it’s more explicitly Christian than Malick’s earlier work, and second, it’s yet more untethered from the usual modes of narrative storytelling. It has, rather than a plot, a kind of architecture — an organization that lets you make sense of what you’re seeing, even though each individual scene

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Books, Arts & Manners


Politics & Policy


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Politics & Policy

The Week

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The Long View

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