Terrence Malick's Film 'Knight of Cups' Set for March 2016 Release
We have to wait another 7 months until the new Terrence Malick film. Broad Green Pictures has announced release dates for two outstanding films that already premiered at festivals (via The Wrap). First, they'll open Sarah Silverman's I Smile Back, a Sundance drug drama directed by Adam Salky, in theaters on October 23rd this fall (read Ethan's review). The one everyone is anxiously awaiting is Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups, which already premiered at the Berlin Film Festival this year (read my review from Berlinale). Knight of Cups is scheduled for release starting March 4th, 2016 early next year. Not too long of a wait, but it's certainly worth it since this is Malick getting back to form. The film will start limited and go wider in March.
In Malick's Knight of Cups, Christian Bale stars as Rick, an uninspired screenwriter living on the event horizon of all the vice, and some of the virtues, Los Angeles has to offer. He is a slave to the Hollywood system; addicted to success but simultaneously despairing at the emptiness of his life. With the death of his brother Billy hanging over him like a shadow and his surviving brother down on his luck, Rick seeks distraction in the company of women. Women seem to know him better than he know himself, bringing him closer to the heart of things, closer to understanding his place. And while the parties, the dalliances, and the career remain unfulfilling – each woman, each man he’s met through the course of his life has served him in some way as a guide, a messenger… See the first official trailer / read Alex's Berlinale review.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Back to form from what exactly?
dr pepper on Jul 23, 2015
From his recent trilogy. The one that has all kinds of average moviegoers scratching their heads and saying ewwww, what was that?
Charles Knowlton on Jul 23, 2015
Ok, but should he care about average moviegoers?
dr pepper on Jul 27, 2015
No, of course not, he shouldn't. I'm just saying that before his recent trilogy, his movies were much more "palatable" shall we say to the average viewers.
Charles Knowlton on Jul 27, 2015
Appreciate this article, Alex. I clicked on your review of this film and as always found your perceptions intelligent and interesting. I never thought I'd come to a place where Malick no longer interested me. I liked Badlands. But I loved Days of Heaven and still consider it in my top 5 of all time. What a beautiful film and so beautifully shot. It was so subtle in all the now so obvious themes Malick has concerned himself with. I liked The Thin Red Line, but smelled him becoming a bit too serious with himself and his thoughts. The New World and The Tree of Life were just horrible for me. I found their themes to beso simplistic and obvious and indulgent that I nearly screamed out loud. Just boring stuff about interesting themes presented with a grade-school level of awareness about these themes. As always, after reading your thoughts about films, I maintain an interest in them. I will give some thought to this newest effort by Malick, but even from your review I smell the same old simplistic presented themes that are way over Malick's head and fear I'll feel like screaming aloud again. We'll see. Thanks, none-the-less.
Bo on Jul 23, 2015
Ready. I want to believe!
DAVIDPD on Jul 23, 2015
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