The New World (2005)
December 25, 2005 (Limited)
January 13, 2006
Rated PG-13 for some intense battle sequences
"The New World" is an epic adventure set amid the encounter of European and Native American cultures during the founding of the Jamestown Settlement in 1607. Inspired by the legend of John Smith (Farrell) and Pocahontas, acclaimed filmmaker Terrence Malick transforms this classic story into a sweeping exploration of love, loss and discovery, both a celebration and an elegy of the America that was…and the America that was yet to come. Against a historically accurate...
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Terrence Malick has a rare talent that almost no other director possesses and that is his ability to find the emotional essence of every scene and translate it into visuals. With most movies, you are lucky to see one or two moments that seem truly genuine, not the product of actors being staged or directed, but real emotions from real people. These are the moments that actually make you feel something, that have an impact on you. Sadly most movies lack these moments, turning what could be a great film into a mediocre one. However, Malick, the illusive director of Badlands (1973), Days of Heaven (1978) and his best film The Thin Red Line (1998), which came twenty years later, manages to capture these moments of true emotion in every scene. I can not think of any other director whose films feel so real. Full movie review »