Ash Is Purest White-**** Out Of *****

Hollywood has had it’s eye turned toward China for a while now, but American audiences haven’t taken to Chinese films with the same fervor. It isn’t for a lack of quality cinema, as Zhangke Jia’s latest displays. The director made a huge splash with Still Life in 2006, and he has been consistently winning over critics with every film since. Ash Is Purest White is … Continue reading Ash Is Purest White-**** Out Of *****

Terrence Malick, Ranked (Happy Birthday!)

   Happy 72nd birthday, Mr. Malick! One of the great visual storytellers of the last half-century, Malick’s films are more-or-less love it or hate it. I generally fall on the love side, though I admit he’s made some clunkers. Here’s how I would rank his films. What are your favorites? 6. To The Wonder 5. The New World 4. The Thin Red Line 3. Badlands … Continue reading Terrence Malick, Ranked (Happy Birthday!)