4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking.
To be honest, it’s always a good day to do 4 shots from 4 Terrence Malick films but today’s specific inspiration was the acclaim that has greeted Malick’s latest film, A Hidden Life, at Cannes. Critics are saying that A Hidden Life marks Malick’s “return to greatness.”
Personally, I don’t think Malick had to return because he never left. Even his more uneven works all have moments of greatness and visual beauty. These four shots below come from four of Malick’s films that weren’t quite as acclaimed as Days of Heaven or Tree of Life. These are four films that were not nominated for best picture. They received mixed reviews. However, regardless of what the critics may have said at the time of their release, there’s a beauty to all four of them and, watching them today, it’s hard not to feel that their statue will grow as time goes on. All four of them reveal an artist unlike any other. All of four of them remind us that Terrence Malick is an important and vibrant cinematic force.
As of right now, I am greatly looking forward to seeing A Hidden Life. Until that film gets released over here in the U.S., here are….
4 Shots From 4 Terrence Malick Films