The movie follows screenwriter living in Los Angeles who tries to make sense of the strange events occurring around him when he experiences an existential crisis after finding fame and fortune in Hollywood.
Perhaps only Christopher Guest can pull off an entirely improvised movie. And perhaps Malick should return to scripts, full-volume voiceovers, and more linear storytelling if he doesn't want to Woody Allen himself and push away fans for good.
Knight of Cups is a film that feels it has something important to say - much like a twenty-year-old college student who has tried weed for the first time - but in reality, just like said college student, it is speaking nothing but gibberish.
May 16, 2017
There's something insecure and almost frightened in the emulsion of the film; it seems to be making itself, finding its way in a dark room.