KNIGHT OF CUPS
2016, Broad Green Pictures, 118 min, Dir: Terrence Malick

In the Tarot card deck, the knight of cups represents a romantic adventurer guided by his emotions, an apt description of screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale), who searches for love and self in the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas. This enigmatic and visually stunning film features a superb ensemble cast including Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy and Antonio Banderas.


BADLANDS
1974, Warner Bros., 95 min, USA, Dir: Terrence Malick

The first feature from visionary maverick Terrence Malick, based on the Charles Starkweather-Carol Fugate murder spree of the late 1950s, stars Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek as innocent, amoral young killers flashing across the desolate American landscape like brushfire. A violent folktale for the modern age, brilliantly written and directed by Malick, and photographed by Brian Probyn, Tak Fujimoto and Stevan Larner.


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