A two hour perfume ad. A wide angle manifesto. Blindingly white. Looks like a subscription to Architectural Digest. Experience the deep existential sorrow of rich dudes and gals with infinity pools. Listen to Patti Smith. Beware of the music biz: it is a corrupting force. No, really. Go back to a simpler life. Lie down among the crops. Get dirt under your fingernails. Mud. Mud is good for you.
For a person who loves scripts Malick has become difficult, for instance Knight of Cups, but unlike that, I believe here there was a true construction of a film by the juxtaposition of images and of characters in different moments of their life and their feelings towards their lovers and towards their own selves. Lubezcky is masterful in creating living canvas of modernity and moods for the characters to inhabit.
"Song to Song" tasks viewers with spending two hours roiling in a storm of some of the most extreme human emotions - jealousy, lust, loneliness, and despair. With Rooney Mara as his forlorn muse, Terrence Malick expertly hones in on just how existentially terrifying it is that we can move through life being hurt and loved by others, hurting and loving in return, and still never know if we've made the right choice.
Mallick developed an avangardist style of filming in the last 5/6 years.Not many people can connect with this approach of cinematography but some of us really tries hard on this manner.Song to Song may have its moment of boredom but thats ok,considering the facts and the history of Mallick's filmmaking.Low on dialog but heavy with the love.Rooney Mara is splendid here and for me was easily to keep gazing at an angel.
As someone at the screening said, it's by no means a mediocre film. But even though it's less ambitious than other Malick films, it doesn't manage to be any more focused. The voiceover didn't hold up for me and felt more hollow than poetic. That said, there are some fine performances and intimate sequences and of course Malick's cinematography is out of this world and sustains tension like noone else.
Today i can't tolerate this kind of image the men director shows about a woman. When I became conscious about the importance of watching more female directors I see how the directors bring a poor view of female characters. Women here seems only to exist in function of men. it's clearly a men's point of view.