TERRENCE MALICK: HIS OWN SWEET TIME

TWO DECADES AFTER HIS LAST FILM, TERRENCE MALICK, THE MOVIES' GREAT RECLUSE, RETURNS WITH A WAR EPIC

Who would have thought that George Lucas, Stanley Kubrick and Terrence Malick, the three most notable AWOLS in American moviemaking, would all be directing films this year? It's like a harmonic convergence for cineastes and film geeks. Lucas, of course, hasn't been behind a camera since finishing 1977's Star Wars; he is currently in London shooting the first of the three long-awaited Star Wars prequels in which Ewan McGregor will star as the youthful Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Natalie Portman as Luke Skywalker's mom. Kubrick, who hasn't worked since 1987's Full Metal Jacket, is also in London, where he is filming Eyes...

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