Tuesday, April 6, 2010
DAYS OF HEAVEN
4 out of 5. After seeing BADLANDS and giving it a 5, I thought I'd chance DAYS OF HEAVEN to see what else Terrence Malick can do. Suffice it to say he has a style of space and time and poetry that I haven't seen in many directors. If there was a slow-cook movement in film he'd be the head chef. But not slow in the way that Kubrick plays, more like lets build up the slowness with cut-away close-ups of supporting imagery and create a textural piece. The story is well-done and the acting is superb. The cinematography is masterful and I love the ending. If you like Malick you know what you're getting...a film with ease...but not an easy film.