The Thin Red Line
Malick’s epic WW2 movie is at once poetic and philosophical, searing and serene.
Dir Terrence Malick
With Sean Penn, James Caviezel, Nick Nolte, John Cusack
Adapted from James Jones’ novel about the attempts of a US platoon to wrest control of Guadalcanal from the Japanese, this extraordinary war movie is an epic, near-pantheist meditation on the roles played by conflict, violence and destruction in nature and the cosmos. A lyrical vision of a paradise lost.