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Film Review - To the Wonder

TO THE WONDER Ben Affleck Olga Kurylenko

Terrence Malick makes a particular type of movie. There’s nothing wrong with an artist in possession of a singular style, with many filmmakers enjoying mighty careers basically making the same feature over and over, with subtle shifts in approach. “To the Wonder” is Malick’s latest work (his sixth project since 1973), and it resembles his previous accomplishments in numerous ways. What’s lacking here is character, watching the helmer construct his traditional ode to environmental instability and human weakness, yet there’s not a single interesting figure onscreen capable of holding attention. A sudsy wash of sensations, “To the Wonder” is gorgeous and ambitious, but cold to the touch, nearly carrying on as a parody of a Malick endeavor instead of solidifying its poetic ways as a step forward in the slo-mo evolution of the reclusive creator. Read the rest at


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