Terrance Malik is one filmmaker that always makes the film he intends, and by that measure his films are good. But Malik’s films are unlikely to exist in any other way. He is too careful an artist.
Instead of characters, we have boilerplate stand-ins that have no personalities beyond the very narrow definition of their role: The close magic/card trick guy. The assistant-turned-escape-artist. The mentalist/hypnotist. more »
That viewers found themselves rooting for a sociopathic murderer opened the door for more complex and morally gray characters to anchor a new breed of dramas. Without “Dexter” on Showtime, there would not have been a “Hannibal” on NBC. more »