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Tree of Life

Oscars Made Easy: 'The Tree Of Life'

Posted 04.15.2012 | Entertainment

"The Tree of Life" Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography What's It About: Considering one of the film's stars had no c...

A Review Of The Tree Of Life -- The Trials Of Job And The Grace Of Mary

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.30.2012 | Religion
Deepak Chopra

The Tree of Life is serious enough to legitimately ask deep questions and powerful enough to make us think about them.

Add These to Your Oscars List...

Emma Seligman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Home
Emma Seligman

Although there were some fantastic films I didn't expect to see on the nomination lists, like Midnight in Paris, I'm going to put in my two cents for the names that weren't called.

Top Ten Movies of 2011

Farihah Zaman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

2011 was the rare and beautiful year that was so packed with surprising and innovative films, it was seriously difficult to boil it down to just ten.

2011 Year-End Wrap-Up Part III: Good Films You Missed

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.03.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This is the third of several year-end wrap essays detailing the year in film. This time, it's about highlighting the good or great films that slipped under the radar somehow.

Newt, The Planet

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

The night after I saw Melancholia I had an awful dream. The dream, like the movie, featured a hitherto unknown planet, called Melancholia. Except, in my dream, the planet was Newt.

My Worst-Of List for 2011

Courtney Garcia | Posted 02.12.2012 | San Francisco
Courtney Garcia

Every year, as December draws to a close and everyone charts their "Best-Of" inventories, I prefer rather to reflect on the mistakes I made throughout the year. After all, the good was good. It probably won't happen again anyway.

Jessica Chastain Takes on Hollywood With Grace

Ariston Anderson | Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment
Ariston Anderson

Jessica Chastain is not your typical Hollywood actress. Read on to get a glimpse into the mind of cinema's current "it" girl, and why in the world of acting, patience is king.

French Director Bruno Dumont on Outside Satan: "No God but Cinema"

Karin Badt | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is not an easy film to understand, nor does one ever grasp the complete story, if there is one. But it is remarkably hypnotizing and rests in one's visual memory for a long time afterwards.

Go Big or Go Home: Why the Mainstream Successes of The Debt and Our Idiot Brother Matter

Scott Mendelson | Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

While there are many reasons to praise the $14 million six-day opening of The Debt, the most surprising thing about it is that Focus Features debuted the film wide enough to achieve that kind of opening in the first place.

Sean Penn Wasn't Impressed By 'The Tree Of Life'

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 10.21.2011 | Home

Sean Penn is taking a page from Katherine Heigl's book and slamming his own film. He told French newspaper Le Figaro that "The Tree of Life" didn't me...

Hollywood To Us: You Think Your Life Is Bad? It Could Be A Lot Worse

blog.moviefone.com | Posted 09.26.2011 | Home

Summer movies and escapism have always gone together like popcorn and artificial butter substitute, but this year the dream factory seems to have shor...

The Films We Didn't Expect To Love This Year

Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

At its halfway point, 2011 has seen a number of blockbusters already -- think "Bridesmaids," "Hangover II," "X-Men" -- but it's also seen a range of m...

The best films of 2011 - so far

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.10.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So - if the movie year had ended June 30 and we had to choose the best films of 2011 from the releases that hit American screens since Jan. 1, which o...

The Invisible Filmmaker Hiding Behind A Tree

Posted 09.06.2011 | Home

Terrence Malick is the invisible filmmaker. He never gives interviews and refuses to have his picture taken. Inevitably, this has created an air of my...

The Music That Roots 'Tree Of Life'

latimes.com | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

In an early scene in "The Tree of Life," the new movie by Terrence Malick, an authoritarian patriarch played by Brad Pitt disrupts a family dinner to ...

Steamed About 'Cultural Vegetables'

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.04.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I was bemused when Dan Kois wrote his "aw shucks" piece in the New York Times in April about how, sometimes, he just can't get with the program when i...

Music and Grace: Terrence Malick's Tree Of Life

Albert Imperato | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts
Albert Imperato

The pacing and flow of the movie are very much musical in nature, and over and over again pieces of classical music surge into the foreground, or recede into the background, sometimes in harmony and at other times in contrast to the images.

Lucas Kavner

How Malick Built A Family In 'Tree Of Life'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

While a great deal of attention has been paid to the asteroids, opera, dinosaurs, and lava-spewing volcanoes that pepper long stretches of Terrence Ma...

The Tree of Life: Your Summer Popcorn Flick It Ain't

Avital Andrews | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Avital Andrews

The Tree of Life isn't exactly what its trailer suggests. Watch its marketing tool, and you get the idea that it's a poignant story about a young fami...

The Long Goodbye: My 'Tree Of Life'

Lorraine Roe | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Lorraine Roe

Watching "The Tree of Life" I was awed by the reminder of how vast the physical universe is and how temporary some of the people and items in our own lives are.

Spiritual Reflections On 'The Tree Of Life'

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

I'm pretty religious and knew that "The Tree of Life" tackled what are sometimes ominously called "Big Questions" about religion. But I was unprepared for the power of the film, which is like living inside a prayer.

Terrence Malick's 'The Tree Of Life': A Contemporary Garden Of Eden?

G. Roger Denson | Posted 02.08.2014 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

Eminently lyrical and rapturous in the cinematic manifold that it kaleidoscopically brings into and out of focus onscreen with each turn of the Terrence Malick lens, Tree of Life is one of those singular cinematic milestones.

The Religious Meaning Of Malick's 'Tree of Life'

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

Why does God not simply say to Job "This is why you suffer?" What is the larger point God is making? There are endless, powerful and provocative speculations about this question.

God At The Root Of 'Tree Of Life'

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 07.28.2011 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

When making a film that is, essentially, the chronicling of God's relationship with humankind, even the most eloquent narrative would seem anemic.