Ian McKellen shines as 93-year old Sherlock, in unsatisfying uncinematic take. Shoulda been UNFORGIVEN.
Mega meta: Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes watching a Sherlock Holmes film, where Sherlock Holmes is played by the 'Young Sherlock Holmes'.
KNIGHT OF CUPS ★★★☆☆
First 30 minutes a beguiling doozy; but loses momentum, repeats & descends to cod-existentialism.
Terrence Malick's rendering of Los Angeles rivals Michael Mann's.
Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki continues to excel.
Terrence Malick ranked:
7. TO THE WONDER
5. DAYS OF HEAVEN
4. KNIGHT OF CUPS
3. TREE OF LIFE
2. THIN RED LINE
1. NEW WORLD
THE PEARL BUTTON ★★★★★
Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light) delivers another parallel-drawing masterwork.