Days of Heaven

Days of Heaven ★★★★½

Is it weird that I feel hollow but dazzled at the same time?

Days of Heaven inspires bizarre and oftentimes erratic emotions: loss, anger, impatience, leisurely wonder. No other person could make this story matter more than Malick. Just to fuck with you, he makes what seems to be the most incongruous element of the movie—the little girl's voiceover—the key to unlocking it, if we are to heed Papa Roger's enlightening 1997 analysis.

A rewatch is imminent. I'm left cold but I like it. It's a mystery that keeps me wanting to explore it more.

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