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Film Review – Knight of Cups (2015)

Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups

Knight of Cups

Directed by Terrence Malick

Starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman

Review by Jordan

The emotional isolation of a contemplative man, whose fleeting encounters with beautiful strangers furthers his own self-loathing and solidifies his position as one unable to reconnect to a life he no longer has any control over, is a lonely, disquieting place to be. Why are these women drawn to him? They say he has love to give, but admit that while he means his promises they don’t come from the heart, and ultimately these connections are as fleeting as any semblance of hope afforded to the vain wanderers that occupy Terrence Malick’s version of LA.

For his seventh feature film, released in the most prolific period of his career, the director once known for his mesmerising ability to marry a purposeful narrative…

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