Manohla Dargis’s New York Times review of The New World is probably the most sponge-like and respectful. She tries to fully absorb and relate what this generally fascinating (though finally unsatisfying) film does to you…not just its intentions and accom- plishments, but the dewy organic atmosphere of it. As well as pay oblique tribute to the legend of its shadowed, hidden-from-plain- sight creator, Terrence Malick. It’s a funny review because although she says admiring things about it, you’re not convinced she’s 100% on the boat. And yet she’s tried harder than most to really convey what this World feels, tastes and smells like…and what it all seems to mean.