On Terrence Malick

A week before Tree of Life opens, I wanted to repost Jonathan Rosenbaum’s original review of  1999’s The Thin Red Line and a reassessment of Badlands, the 1973 debut that made Terrence Malick’s reputation and remains, to my eyes, his greatest achievement. The first half, Rosenbaum claims, is truly audacious: one of the best literate… More On Terrence Malick