It had been somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 years since I last saw Terrence Malick's second film, Days of Heaven. My memory of the film was a bit faulty as I had remembered it being much longer than its relatively brief 90 minutes. My visual recollection of Days of Heaven, however, was spot on; it was stunning. Filmed on the Albertan plains serving as a surrogate for the Texas panhandle, it is positively breathtaking. Shot using almost entirely natural lighting, largely during the magic hour, it is one of the most beautiful films I've ever seen.
Honestly, I can't imagine many ways to better spend 90 minutes of your times than to open your eyes to the beauty that is Days of Heaven, even if there is little understanding for why anyone would ever not immediately ditch the zero (Gere) and get with the hero (Sam Shepard).