Dir. Terence Malick (1998).
Terence Malick’s hugely ambitious, austerely hallucinated adaptation of James Jones’s 500-page account of combat in Guadalcanal is a metaphysical platoon movie in which battlefield confusion is melded with an Emersonian meditation on the nature of nature—despairing, detached, and weirdly serene in the face of horror.
Sat., May 14, 7 p.m., 2011
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 4, 2011