I have an avid interest in Malick's films and have written/edited a book that is an oral history of how they were made. Badlands (1973) Days of Heaven (1978) The Thin Red Line (1998) The New World (2005) The Tree of Life (2011) To the Wonder (2012) Knight of Cups (2016 Weightless (?) Voyage of Time (?) I would like to try to avoid clichéd dismissals of his work ("perfume ad" for example), and that any voiced criticism weighed in with specific reasons so that maybe we can learn from your perspective. That being said, anyone that has only watched a film once and weighs in on that single viewing isn't judging a film fairly (no more than say watching Tarkovsky once can lend to an informed reasonable opinion). We can also chime in on side projects (produced films) when the occasion arises. I thought we'd start off with overall impressions of the man himself before jumping into Badlands.