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Song to Song

By: Nick Ferwerda Song to Song is tough to summarize.  Then again, I expect nothing less from Terrence Malick.  The Oscar-nominated filmmaker is known to make, what can be considered, poetic films that consider plot as a secondary function.  Honestly, I’m okay with that.  It’s different and, every now and then, it’s refreshing.

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The Better Angels

By: Addison Wylie Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who marches to the beat of his own drum.  His unorthodox work has made audiences ponder, and his unique direction and screenwriting has challenged the actors he’s worked with.  He’s certainly a one-of-a-kind with a sixth sense for beauty. I imagine collaborating under his mentorship would provide an artful view of how to express yourself using poetic language and imagery.  However, the point of being a protege…

Festival Coverage

TIFF 2014: Into the Drink

By: Addison Wylie For a while, Atlantic. was the most relaxed I had felt at this year’s festival.  Incredibly shot sequences of Fettah windsurfing across the infinite drink eased me into a trance.  Its angelic score cradling the audience is the final nuance Atlantic. has that completely sends us into adoration with these moments of Jan-Willem van Ewijk’s tranquil tale. Alas, Atlantic. follows a bothersome and oddly common theme at this year’s TIFF.  Atlantic. eventually drifts…

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WIN a Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack of Terrence Malick’s ‘TO THE WONDER’

In celebration of Wylie Writes’ brand spanking new Facebook page, I’m giving away a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack of Terrence Malick’s enchanting To The Wonder courtesy of VVS FILMS and Touchwood PR. I’ve hailed To The Wonder, a film starring Olga Kurylenko, Ben Affleck, Javier Bardem, and Rachel McAdams, as one of the best of the year and an absolute pleasure to watch. I also plan on re-visiting Malick’s ambitious character study in an upcoming webisode of Does It Float?. The giveaway…

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To the Wonder

By: Addison Wylie Fresh off his enigmatic Oscar nominated The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick hits theatres (and VOD in the USA) with To the Wonder, a character study of sorts – but even I have a hard time calling it a straight “character study”. The film is a character study in the sense that Malick’s film has a loose story and a small ensemble portraying fictional people written by the complex director, but To…