By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Bilge Ebiri Likes Song To Song

Song to Song continues the mosaic-like stylization of To the Wonder and Knight of Cups — an indulgence that has turned much of the critical establishment off to Malick. But it takes it in new directions, too. To the Wonder was effectively a dance performance in which characters’ movements revealed their relationships and emotions; Knight of Cups was a debauched fantasia in which the bizarre, rapidfire progression of images and sounds and bodies mimicked the protagonist’s intoxicated, alienated mental state. Song to Song in some ways stands as the most earnest and optimistic of the three films, for here the focus is on the derangement of love, on how the literal imbalance and freefall of passion eventually turn into the equilibrium of constancy.”
~ Bilge Ebiri Likes Song To Song

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