Monday, January 21, 2013

Sundance 2013 Review: 'Ain't Them Bodies Saints'

Ain't Them Bodies Saints is part of Sundance's U.S. Dramatic Competition, and if the jury decides to give out a prize for Best Terrence Malick Impression, this movie will win hands down. At first, writer-director David Lowery's appropriation of Malick's poetic style feels derivative, but as the film went along, well, I succumbed to Ain't Them's genuine beauty. I reviewed the film for Screen International.