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Ben Affleck in Terrence Malick's To The Wonder at the Toronto Film Festival

Film critic Karina Longworth is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival this week. As the summer of self-plagiarism comes to a close, add Terrence Malick to the list of those accused of this debatable crime: The auteur's quick follow-up…
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Calendar, Night&Day Everything Is One

Everything Is One

Better than a masterpiece—whatever that is—Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is an eruption of movie, something to live with, think, and talk about afterward. The film begins with the O'Briens (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain) receiving news of their…
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Film, Rep Showtimes

Arthouse Movie Listings August 24-30

Artists' Television Access. "3rd i's Queer Eye": Sat., Aug. 27, 7 p.m. $8. 992 Valencia (at 21st St.), 824-3890, www.atasite.org. Castro Theatre. Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice: Double feature. Wed., Aug. 24, 2:40, 7 & 9:05 p.m.…
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Calendar, Night&Day What's It All About?

What's It All About?

Better than a masterpiece — whatever that is — Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is an eruption of movie, something to live with, think, and talk about afterward. The film begins with the O'Briens (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain)…
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Film, "Tree of Life": Terrence Malick's Big-Budget Experimental Film Worth Working For

"Tree of Life": Terrence Malick's Big-Budget Experimental Film Worth Working For

Including glimpses of Sleeping Beauty in her glass coffin, the rings of Saturn, and a roadside Texas barbecue, Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life bears a variety of forms — and invites as many reactions. You may feel amazed or…
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Calendar, Night&Day What's It All About?

What's It All About?

Better than a masterpiece — whatever that is — Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life is an eruption of movie, something to live with, think, and talk about afterward. The film begins with the O'Briens (Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain)…
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Film, Film Feature Seven Brainy Movies for the Summer

Seven Brainy Movies for the Summer

This microclimed town is more about summer sweaters than summer swelter, so San Franciscans have never turned to movie theaters — and their air-conditioning — for refuge from the heat. But when the fog blots out the sun and…
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Film, Early Cannes Report: Troubled Parents, Troubled Kids Aplenty

Early Cannes Report: Troubled Parents, Troubled Kids Aplenty

Midway through the Cannes Film Festival, the competition has been all about family — more specifically all about parents (and parent surrogates) and their troubled children, many of both types pretty much from hell. Brad Pitt seems a good bet…
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Film, Film Feature Ten films to watch for in 2011

Ten films to watch for in 2011

Since we’re a heartbeat away from being sick to death of this month’s crop of Oscar-seeking masterpieces, we’ve decided to cast a quick glance forward to the 10 2011 films we’re excited to see. We’ve seen some of the below,…
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Film, "Marwencol": One guy's self-help project is another's outsider art

"Marwencol": One guy's self-help project is another's outsider art

Exactly the sort of mysterious and almost holy experience you hope to get from documentaries and rarely do, Jeff Malmberg's Marwencol is something like a homegrown slice of Werner Herzog oddness, complete with true-crime backfill and juicy metafictive upshot. It…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish The Boys Are Back

The Boys Are Back

Directors Series: Stanley Kubrick (Warner Bros.) Most of the old Kubrick DVDs were crap: full-screen editions with poor pictures and virtually no special features. This set makes up for them with 2001, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket,…
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Film, Origin of Innocence

Origin of Innocence

America -- and by extension Hollywood -- has an obsession with innocence and the loss thereof. Every generation has that Moment When Everything Changed, from Pearl Harbor to JFK's assassination to 9/11. The impact takes a while to settle in,…
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Film, God's Mistakes

God's Mistakes

George Washington, the haunting feature film debut of writer/ director David Gordon Green, is narrated by 12-year-old Nasia (Candace Evanofski, who, like nearly every other actor in this extraordinary film, is a nonprofessional). "They tried to find clues to all…
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Second Time Around

Badlands At once as preciously mannered and gawkily sincere as Sissy Spacek's faux-naif narration, Terrence Malick's debut feature of 1973 is loosely based on a celebrated killing spree of the 1950s. Malick builds his period piece around the peculiarity of…
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The Waiting Was the Hardest Part

The Thin Red Line Written and directed by Terrence Malick, based on the novel by James Jones. With Jim Caviezel, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn, John C. Reilly, Adrien Brody, John Cusack, John Savage, Woody Harrelson, Arie…
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Second Time Around

Badlands At once as preciously mannered and gawkily sincere as Sissy Spacek's faux-na•f narration, Terrence Malick's debut feature of 1974 -- revived in a handsome new print at the Castro this week -- can in retrospect be seen as setting…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Night+Day

wednesday december 13 Portrait of Oscar Today they're called soundbites, but once upon a time they were epigrams, and Oscar Wilde had a knack for them. "It is an odd thing," Wilde wrote, "but everyone who disappears is said to…
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