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Tree of Life

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.

Natalie Portman Announces A Tie For Best Feature At Independent Film Awards

AP | By JOHN CARUCCI | Posted 11.29.2011 | Home

New York -- Award season kicked off with a tie for Best feature at the annual Gotham Independent Film Awards as Terrence Malick's highly imaginative "...

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 | 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' | 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' | 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 fam...

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.

VIDEO: Brad Talks Family, Joplin Tragedy At LA Film Premiere

The Huffington Post | Nicole Larson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Los Angeles

It was a family affair last night at the Los Angeles premiere of "Tree of Life." Though Brad and Angelina didn't bring their brood to the screening at...

Brad Pitt's New Movie, Kirsten Dunst Win HUGE Awards!

AP | By DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 07.23.2011 | Entertainment

CANNES, France -- American director Terrence Malick's expansive drama "The Tree of Life" won the top honor at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, whil...

Cannes 2011 Finale: Malick's Tree Of Life Triumphs With Top Prize

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.22.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Ultimately, I judge a festival by the number of good movies I saw. This year I saw 40 movies and one out of every four was good or great. Who can ask for anything more?

'The Tree Of Life': Review And Reflection

Wajahat Ali | Posted 07.16.2011 | Religion
Wajahat Ali

The Tree of Life is maddening, exhilarating, gorgeous, ponderous, insightful, pretentious, epic, shallow, beautiful and strange. It will divide audiences like few films have in recent years.

Brad Pitt Rejects Strict Religious Upbringing

Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment

It would be a gross oversimplification to say that Terrence Malick's new film, "The Tree of LIfe," is about religion, or even a singular definition of...

Cannes 2011: Rising Star Jessica Chastain Plays "Grace" in Malick's Tree of Life

Karin Badt | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Chastain, the winsome, fresh-spirited redhead who plays in two films at Cannes this year, is said to be the new rising star on the film scene.