Benlands. Terrence Malick's To The Wonder, With A Silent Affleck,…

1. You can make all the jokes you want about Terrence Malick's movies, particularly these last two later-era ones, whose interest in normal movie things like "plots" and "stories" and "coherent narratives" is minimal at best, but they knock my socks off. I know that both The Tree of Life and now To The Wonder (which opens on … » 4/10/13 6:20pm 4/10/13 6:20pm

Ben Affleck's Only Weakness As A Director: Casting Ben Affleck. Argo,…

1. Argo is such a terrific, jaw-dropping true-life tale, with such a natural, seamless movie storyline, that anyone who knows the story would beg the filmmakers not to screw it up. So it's a relief that they absolutely do not do that. There are so many tones to juggle here; this is a film that veers from political… » 10/09/12 6:08pm 10/09/12 6:08pm