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The Secret life of Terrence Malick

By Kim Morgan May 31, 2011 10:59AM

"Terrence Malick wasn't around to pick up his Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Tree of Life. But it shouldn't have come as a surprise – the director wasn't there for the film's premiere, either. Never mind that this was billed as the culmination of his glittering career so far, Malick wasn't going to break his reclusive habit for anyone.

"The word "reclusive", however, would seem to be an understatement for a man of whom, it is believed, barely any, and mostly dated, photographs exist. Not only that, but he almost never gives interviews, not even to promote his films, preferring to speak through his movies."

--"The Secret Life of Terrence Malick," The Guardian


'Men in War'

By Kim Morgan May 30, 2011 10:25AM
Happy Memorial Day! In recognition, there are many fine movies to watch, but I suggest the under-seen, great , 1957 Anthony Mann picture "Men in War" (starring Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray).


By Kim Morgan May 27, 2011 8:25PM
Happy 100 Vincent Price!

There there was and never will be another one like you.


With Anne Thompson

By Kim Morgan May 27, 2011 6:15AM
Lars Von Trier's interview with Anne Thompson.It's pretty fascinating.

Here's just a snippet.

"AT: You were cheerful because you knew they liked your movie, the press actually applauded.

"LVT: No, I didn’t know that. OK, that’s good. No, I just felt relaxed, then I have this stupid unprofessional thing that I need to entertain a little.

"AT: We actually expect you to, it’s a tradition.

"LVT: This is the last one of these I’ll do at Cannes. Because I get carried away. Then I say that I found out I was not a Jew but a Nazi, which meant I was on the other side of the fence. It was not nice to say, especially to the Germans. That’s ridiculous and stupid. It was kind of the Danish way of being idiotic. And I regret that. I don’t think I was really anti-Semitic, because that would be extremely stupid. All my four children have Jewish names, I take it very seriously."


See it if you can!

By Kim Morgan May 27, 2011 6:11AM
Of course I had to board an airplane at 12:30 AM last night -- thereby missing the midnight showing of my greatly anticipated film of the year -- Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life."

I thought about Brad Pitt, fathers, mothers, dinosaurs and a bewildered Sean Penn as I flew over Los Angeles, envious of those sitting in the Arclight experiencing the master for themselves.

I'm not going to read these reviews mind you, but if you are so inclined, or if you're one of the lucky ones who viewed it last night, check out MetaCritic.


Good interview ...

By Kim Morgan May 25, 2011 12:42AM
David Poland talks to "Hangover II director" Todd Phillips in an interview that manages to be pleasantly hostile. It's a good one. Watch:


According to Zach Galifianakis

By Kim Morgan May 24, 2011 10:28AM
I agree Mr. Galifianakis, but you don't have to spell it out entirely.

From Huffington Post via Coming Soon:

"'You might think about how 'Oh my word!' is such an old lady thing that people say. Alan doesn't curse. I don't like cursing in movies,' he said. 'I feel like cursing has become the new hackiness. You try to find substitutions for cursing. Anyone can say 'Oh, f--k,' but 'Oh my word!' is something that you would only hear your great aunt say. For Alan to say it, who only hangs out with adults because he lives in his parents' house and doesn't have any friends, it's kind of a -- not that it's that thought out -- something that is just what he knows.'"


Before you see the white horse?

By Kim Morgan May 20, 2011 11:37AM
It sounds like the new "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie is the perfect way to celebrate the coming Rapture tomorrow.

Read on.
In spite of what most conservative critics think of Woody Allen, it sounds like "Midnight in Paris" is the place to be when judgment day arrives.

Owen Wilson is a comforting presence in these dark days.

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