14 February 2011

The crux of the issue

I've long since given up telling people what they need to watch, read or listen to, well mostly. I don't think any director is as capable as getting to the crux of the matter at hand as Terrence Mallick. What the fuck is it about? What the fuck are you about? There aren't many films that make you feel like you've just woke up from the most profound dream that finally helps you understand the unity of all things. All of Terrence Mallick's films do this. I think of the mass-produced pap costing millions, draining resources, to make a few people wealthy, while feeding us crud and killing our brain cells. And I simply, Can't wait for 'The Tree Of Life.' His films really do fulfill the potential of the medium.