Exploring Malick's Beautiful 'New World'

Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith

Colin Farrell as Captain John Smith in Terrence Malick's The New World. Merie Wallace, SMPSP/New Line Productions hide caption

itoggle caption Merie Wallace, SMPSP/New Line Productions

Reclusive director Terrence Malick's new movie, The New World, tells the story of Captain John Smith and the beginnings of the English presence in the Americas. Critic Bob Mondello says The New World is in some ways a reflection of Malick's career — languid in pacing, with beauty in every frame.

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