Nostalghia vs. Badlands



Tarkovshy vs Malick. The masters of brooding, beautiful and above all, slow films. Badlands is probably Malick's most accessible film, lots of sweeping American vistas as a rockabilly killer and his girlfriend go on the run. Natural Born Killers with a backdrop. Nostalghia is amazing to look at. Shot through with a deep sense of melancholy and, of course, nostalgia. A yearning for what has been lost expressed through some of the most beautfiully composed long shots put on celluloid. And that's why I'm siding with Tarkovsky. The sheer amazing visuals knock Badlands out of the water. Nostalghia wins.