Terrence Malick and Coffee Beans

I recently watched Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder.

To be perfectly honest, I’m not really sure what to do with Malick’s films, with their signature whispered, poetic voice overs, shots of long grass swaying in the breeze, and the often beautiful, sometimes awkward use (or absence) of music. Malick’s films explore the deep questions of life in a way that respects the viewer enough to think for themselves. Sometimes frustrating, this being-kept-at-a-distance is usually balanced by being drawn inside the characters’ minds—even if the thoughts encountered there remain ethereal.

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