Two recent movies I've seen include The Chicago 8 (Danny Masterson, Gary Cole, Mayim Bialik, Steven Culp, Orlando Jones and Philip Baker Hall). The directing is incredibly heavy-handed, but I enjoyed this movie still, in part to the performances (Orlando Jones pushes things right to the edge...well, maybe over the edge sometimes ) and in part because I know very little about the subject matter (from imdb.com: "Based on actual court transcripts of 8 anti-war protesters on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago."). And I'm a sucker for anything with Mayim Bialik in it even though her part in this is pretty small.
Also watched the 1935 version of Mutiny On The Bounty. It stars Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone, the three of whom were all nominated for Best Actor at the Academy Awards that year. (I found out from the imdb message boards that there were no supporting acting categories at that time.) It won the Oscar for best picture, but no other awards in the five categories it was nominated. I thought this was pretty decent even though the acting is over the top, although it's mentioned in the message boards that this is standard for the time. Charles Laughton was wondrously hateful in his performance. I am so surprised the mutiny did not occur MUCH sooner on their voyage!!
As for Terrence Malick, I think weird is kind of the norm with him! I think he often keeps his films under wraps, so withholding a title and trailer is something I guess he hopes will add mystery and anticipation for his project. By the way, it also stars Benicio Del Toro, Holly Hunter and Florence Welch.