SONG TO SONG REVIEWED
“Song to Song” is modern Malick. Well, it’s a different modern than what we saw with “Tree of Life” or “Thin Red Line”. This one is more Malick flexing his prestige to work with A-List talent. The problem is that he’s not doing much with it. Much like “To The Wonder”, this is another great looking movie that doesn’t do much. So, why does Malick get a pass that we don’t afford other filmmakers?
My excuse is “Badlands”, but I’m sure others are willing to go out on a limb for the master of natural light. “Song to Song” does its best to use the flow of the Austin indie music scene to highlight modern relationships. But, I guess that I’m an Albert Brooks relationship kind of guy. I want to see the humor in situations and not the metaphysical nature of glances. Fassbender and Portman try their hardest to mine a situation. It’s just that their entire plot feels like a Red Shoe Diaries episode without the softcore.
There is way too much talent in the film for it to be this inconsequential. But, there’s a lot of that going around now.
- 2.35:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 2.0 MONO