Ebert gives Terrance Malick’s “The New World” four stars. Interesting, because Wall Street Journal critic Joe Morgenstern gave it a decidedly negatively review.

I haven’t seen “Badlands,” Mallick’s alleged masterpiece. But, I have seen “The Thin Red Line,” a very crappy movie that received rave reviews. (Ominous voiceover — “Look at the bird in its nest; he does not fight; why does mankind?”)

I think Terrance Malick sucks, but people can’t admit it lest they lose their intellectual street cred. Thanks, Joe.