Films for a More Serene You

| September 6, 2013

I remember reading the review of Terence Malick’s adaption of the James Jones WWII novel, The Thin Red Line. I think the review was favorable, I don’t recall, it was so long ago, but I do remember one word the film critic used: “meditative.” I also remember thinking, that’s code for boring! Still, being a Malick […]


| April 5, 2011

I recently watched a couple of films that might be considered “meditative”: Into Great Silence and Le Quattro Volte. The pacing of both of these films is very deliberate. The shots linger, they let you take in all sorts of details, they let you think about what you’re seeing. There is very little dialog. They […]