Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups” follows a Hollywood screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale) in the midst of an existential crisis as he tries to find solace in garish industry excess and frequent dalliances with women. Divided into eight chapters named after Tarot cards following Rick’s relationship with another person in his life, Malick abstracts internal pain and confusion into a momentous visual experience that’s both intimate and alienating.
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Terrence Malick is one of the most acclaimed American directors working today. He made his directorial debut with “Badlands,” starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as young fugitives from the law. After that, he released the film “Days of Heaven,” starring Richard Gere and Brooke Adams as two lovers who travel to the Texas Panhandle to swindle a wealthy farmer out out of his fortune.
After taking a 20-year hiatus, Malick returned to film in 1998 with a war film “The Thin Red Line,” which portrays a semi-fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen in the Pacific. He then released “The New World” in 2005, which is considered by many critics to be one of the best films of the 00s. In 2011, he released the widely acclaimed “The Tree of Life,” which won the Palme D’or and was nominated for three Oscars. His last film was “To The Wonder,” about a couple who struggles to maintain their relationship.
“Knight of Cups” is available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD today.