Documentary

Review: Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey

Review: Voyage of Time: Life’s Journey

Year: 2016 | Rating: Well, I finally got my hands on a copy of Voyage of Time: Life's Journey, and thus I have now seen every feature-length film that Terrence Malick has made during his fifty-year career. To be honest, I kind of wish that I was able to mark the occasion with a film that I enjoyed a little more. This film is generally considered a "full-length" cut of its 45-minute-long companion piece, Voyage of Time: An IMAX Documentary, but they are actually quite different films in their tone and messages. Yes, they share much of the same footage, but whereas…
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The Jackass Films, Ranked

The Jackass Films, Ranked

Before there was TikTok, or Vine, or even YouTube, there was MTV's Jackass TV series, which fed viewers (mostly teenage boys and young men) a constant, uninterrupted stream of dudes with questionable intelligence performing ridiculous stunts (with often disastrous results) and tormenting each other with disgusting or dangerous pranks. Even though the show only ran for three seasons between 2000 and 2001, the concept proved so popular and the group of lovably bone-headed guys proved so beloved that the series was spun-off into multiple subsequent TV shows and, perhaps more culturally significantly, a total of nine feature-length films. While it…
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Review: Of Time and the City

Review: Of Time and the City

Year: 2008 | Rating: You know, it's a funny thing: Counting the "Terence Davies trilogy" (1983) as one film, I have now seen four of Terence Davies' films, and they all portray more or less the same story of growing up in Liverpool in the '40s and '50s, struggling with the ever-looming guilt and repression of Catholicism, and coping with being a gay man at a time when it was very socially unacceptable to be homosexual. You would think, then, that by the time Of Time and the City was released in 2008, telling the same story over and over…
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Review: Voyage of Time: An IMAX Documentary

Review: Voyage of Time: An IMAX Documentary

Year: 2016 | Rating: After five years of being basically inaccessible to American audiences outside of a few select IMAX screenings across the country, MUBI has finally made the IMAX cut of Terrence Malick's Voyage of Time widely available for the first time. It's worth noting, for those who don't know, that there are actually two versions of this film: a feature-length version featuring narration by Cate Blanchett, and a shorter, 45-minute version designed to be shown in IMAX theaters in science centers and other institutions, narrated by Brad Pitt. It's the latter version of this documentary that is currently streaming on…
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