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A Hidden Life – first look review

A conscientious objector finds salvation in Terrence Malick’s sublime World War Two-era romance.Terrence Malick’s breathtaking new epic is bookended by a promise made by two lovers to one another, a tender call and response that seems to bridge an infinite distance and spans an endless length of time, reaching all the way to the heavens.…

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Cannes 2019: The Lighthouse, Lux Aeterna

by Ben Kenigsberg May 19, 2019   |   “The Lighthouse” is the first movie I’ve seen at Cannes this year that actually looks like a classic—”looks” in the most literal sense. Not only has the director, Robert Eggers, in his first feature since his 2015 Sundance breakout “The Witch,” shot the picture on black-and-white film stock,…

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Cannes 2019: A Hidden Life, The Whistlers

by Barbara Scharres May 19, 2019   |   One of the Cannes competition films most anticipated this year is Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life,” a screen biography of Austrian WWII conscientious objector Franz Jagerstatter. Malick won Best Director at Cannes in 1979 for the cult favorite “Days of Heaven.” After a sporadic output that included “The…

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