Knight of Cups
Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Terrence Malick. 2015, 118 mins. DCP. With Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Wes Bentley, Brian Dennehy, Antonio Banderas, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Isabel Lucas. The second and perhaps most radical entry in the director’s experimental trilogy of improvisatory, gestural films takes place within the restless mind of an angst-ridden Hollywood screenwriter (Bale) who never writes a word, instead embarking on a non-linear odyssey of the senses through the playgrounds of Los Angeles and Las Vegas in search of love, enlightenment, and peace with his past. Like the protagonist of Fellini’s 8 ½, he moves through a pleasure-laden landscape of mansions, resorts, beaches, and clubs, weighed down by psychic battles with a wayward brother (Bentley) and looming father (Dennehy), and challenged at each station by the love of a different woman.
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