The New World (US, 2005)

Malick’s one of the ‘poets’ of cinema but I did find some of the camera work irritating in this and the voice over definitely so (couldn’t always comprehend it due to sound and meaning). However, you can’t ignore Malick (The Thin Red Line is one of my favourite films) and this is worth looking at if only for the extraordinary Q’Orianka Kilcher as Pocahontas. Farrell exudes too much modernity for period drama (though that worked in Alexander). Wonderful opening. (DVD)


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