This film is classic Terrence Malick, if you enjoyed films like Tree of Life or The New World then you will enjoy this film. Malick’s style of film making is not for everyone, because I think the best way to describe his work is that at first glance it appears to be without symmetry but the story is cohesive and complete. He doesn’t lead you to think, he let’s you absorb his films and come to your own conclusions. I loved The New World and I think its one of his beautiful and most delicate films. Song to Song echoes that delicateness in the way Malick captured Faye’s (Rooney Mara) vulnerability, Cook’s (Michael Fassbender) volatility, BV’s (Ryan Gosling) love, and Rhonda’s (Natalie Portman) inner torment. He films his actors intimately and closely, it’s almost invasive. That invasiveness brings in an intensity, that combined with improvisation from the entire cast, he was able to capture something raw almost primal in all of them. That, I think is wear Malick excels – pealing back the surface to reflect what lies underneath.
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If you blog a lot about: Michael Fassbender (😏 I’ve been on a Fassy kick lately) DC films (My blog will become DCEU-centric for WW and JL) Assassin’s Creed film stuff Cillian Murphy (NO SPOILERS of on set stuff please!) Marion Cotillard Charlie Hunnam