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Joel Kinnaman Says He Shot One Day On 'Knight Of Cups' And Had A 17-Page Monologue

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 11, 2014 2:24 PM
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Joel Kinnaman
Just like the start of the past few years, we wonder if in the months ahead we'll see the latest from Terrence Malick, who is currently sitting on two films; an untitled Austin music scene set movie, and "Knight Of Cups." Will they screen at Cannes or perhaps be split up and hit a couple of different festivals? Your guess is as good as ours, though Malick's protege A.J. Edwards—the director behind the very Malick-y "The Better Angels," which the reclusive filmmaker put his name on as producer—seems to think they will indeed arrive sometime in 2014.

Watch: New Teaser Trailer For Terrence Malick Produced Abraham Lincoln Biopic 'The Better Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2014 2:20 PM
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The Better Angels
It may look, sound and feel like a Terrence Malick film, but aside from a producer credit, the upcoming "The Better Angels" is actually the work of editor and second unit director-turned-writer/director A.J. Edwards. But certainly, after logging time on "The New World," "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder," he's learned a few things about Malick's approach and has put them to use.

Sundance Review: Terrence Malick Produced ‘The Better Angels’ Starring Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger & Brit Marling

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2014 11:16 AM
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The Better Angels
Working closely under the tutelage of Terrence Malick for several years now, editor and second-unit director turned writer/director A.J. Edwards (who has worked on "The New World," "The Tree of Life" and "To the Wonder"), might have been better advised to get out from under the shadow of his mentor for his feature-length debut, “The Better Angels,” which is content to bask adoringly under the silhouette of his teacher. Perhaps intended as loving homage, the film instead borders deeply on self-serious parody, practically utilizing a checklist of every stylistic trope Edwards’ cinematic guru uses – hushed ponderous voiceovers about the nature of life; a gliding camera; intrusive, dancing wide-angle shots; jump cuts; dancing in fields – and one by one employing them all without a trace of ironic self-awareness.

Watch: Abe Lincoln Works The Fields In New Clip From Terrence Malick Produced Sundance Film 'The Better Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2014 5:00 PM
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The Better Angels
Park City is slowly filling with celebs, journalists, photographers and more for the Sundance Film Festival, where over the next week or so, some of the year's buzziest films will make their debut. And one that is already gaining attention is "The Better Angels," because of two words associated with it: Terrence Malick.

Exclusive: Clip From Terrence Malick Produced Sundance Film 'The Better Angels' Sees A Great Future For Abe Lincoln

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 11:08 AM
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The Better Angels
While Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" showed us the president as an already great man striving to do good in a country divided by war and race, the forthcoming Sundance drama "The Better Angels" will look at the events that turned him into one of the most iconic leaders in American history. And under the guidance of producer Terrence Malick, it's sure to be something very special.

First Look: Diane Kruger & Jason Clarke In Terrence Malick-Produced, Black-And-White Lincoln Biopic 'The Better Angels'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 5, 2013 4:35 PM
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The Better Angels
While "Knight Of Cups" and "Untitled Music Scene Movie That Probably Won't Have Christian Bale In It Anymore" are still out in the wild, waiting to be completed, for those aching for some more Terrence Malick, this one affiliated project that will get your 2014 off to a happy start.

Marrakech Film Festival '11: Forest Whitaker Will Direct & Star In Ugandan Child Soldier Tale 'Better Angels'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 8, 2011 2:24 PM
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Forest Whitaker isn't just an actor with thirty years experience in front of the camera, or an Oscar-winning movie star, but in the late 1990s and early 2000s, he also managed to carve out a second career as a director, debuting with the immensely successful "Waiting To Exhale" before going on to helm the Sandra Bullock vehicle "Hope Floats" and Katie Holmes-led "First Daughter."

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