peteg's blog - noise - movies - 2017 12 20 SongToSong

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Terrence Malick's release for 2017, though it was apparently filmed around 2012. Loads of stars (Gosling, Portman, Fassbender, Rooney Mara, Blanchett, Patti Smith, ...) turned up in Austin-ish with the result being a very indulgent and unfocussed piece of vacuity, much like 2016's Knight of Cups. I think it was supposed to track the development of Mara's character, but that didn't amount to much more than beautiful people twirling in high-end real estate, and all-access types horsing around on and back stage. We're a long way from the eternal musings of The Thin Red Line.

Manohla Dargis.