Cinema: A genius’s slow decline continues with empty Cups

I could not decipher this woozy dream on a single viewing, writes John Maguire

8th May, 2016
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Christian Bale and Natalie Portman in Knight of Cups

Evolution; Directed by Lucile Hadžihalilovic; IFI, no cert; Rating: ****

Just five years ago, Terrence Malick released The Tree of Life, a staggering film decades in development that combined an exploration of the mysteries of creation with an autobiographical account of his Texan childhood.

Now, following the dull dud To The Wonder, Malick delivers Knight of Cups, a two-hour examination of how much fun a single, wealthy man can have in amoral Los...

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