I'm convinced there's a Malick gene. Some have it and some don't. Some watch one of his films and are so moved they can barely speak and others watch the same film and can't believe they wasted all that time. This review is for those that have it or at least want to discover if they have it.
Every single frame of this film is beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. I've never seen another film where the director…
This is my second viewing of this film. First review is here.
This film proves to me that there is a quality in art that lifts it up above simple terms as 'Masterpiece' or 'Favourite'. The Tree of Life captures what art is to me and by this I mean all art, in any way shape or form.
Any piece of art has objective qualities. They are often easily 'measured' and are quantifiable. But where the unique pieces separate…
I'm sorry, but I can't. I watched it for about half an hour and I had to give up. I'm sure there is a decent story line behind all the crap, but I don't want to half enjoy a film.
This film was like a tuning-fork that was struck and tuned to my frequency. Sometimes films just seem to resonate within oneself, with this film that certainly was the case for me.This is not an easy watch, nor is it for everyone. Some will be bored, some will be blown away, but that is often the case with a great piece of art.
And a piece of art it is. Malick is a painter. He has the ability to create…
Watching Malick's 'The Tree of Life' has become a religious experience for me. One that literally brings me to my knees, finds my hands clenched tight, and tears in my eyes. There has rarely ever seen before more beauty on film than what is shown here. Emmanuel Lubezki captures the very essence of life on celluloid which was absolutely necessary for this film to contain.
Malick's film explores themes of evil existing in a world of beauty and grace. The…
That loud clunk you heard a little while ago? That was the sound of my jaw dropping as I finally cracked (not opened, mind you) the nigh-impenetrable shell that had separated me from the near-religious admiration most people give to Terrence Malick. The previous two films of his I have seen felt like a strange dance, one where he led, and I kept stepping on his feet. About halfway through The Tree of Life, I finally heard the beat, and…
I want to personally thank Mr. Terrence Malick.
You crazy bastard. Thank you for creating the most beautiful movie I have ever had the pleasure of viewing. I don't know how you did it, or why. But thank you.
Now, I watched this movie a short time ago, but I actually held off on writing any kind of review. I wasn't quite sure of what I had just seen. I didn't know how to adequately put into words my opinion…
I was wrong about this film. So terribly, terribly wrong.
Never before has my opinion performed such a grand 180 on rewatch. When I first saw The Tree of Life it was a year and a half ago. I was a younger cinephile then, and this was perhaps the first truly abstract film I had seen. I left with a mixture of confusion, boredom, and repressed admiration.
Looking over my original review - which thankfully never hit Letterboxd - I…
There are times when I'm struggling to sleep at night where I just wish mankind had invented a device like that seen in The Fifth Element, where you are put instantly to sleep. Having long suffered insomnia, I'd often think about this device and how fantastic it would be. Well fortunately for me, after a long, arduous wait, they have finally come up with the solution.
You often hear of marketing talk with horror films, about how someone passed out…
I try to come into a viewing of a film with as open a mind as possible and as little knowledge of the film as possible too. All that I had heard of 'The Tree of Life' was that it had no plot, it was directed by Terence Malick, and that it had dinosaurs in it (thanks Mark Kermode).
'The Tree of Life' is an incredibly ambitious film. It has so many possible meanings that it clearly requires repeat viewings,…
GUESS WHAT GUYS? I finally watched it all the way through.
& First off, I want to defend myself from my previous review...
I will admit that my initial half star rating was a little silly of me, but I would just like to remind you all that I am a mere film fan. I am not a 'cinephile', I have not studied film, I'm just a recent journalism graduate who has realised over the last couple of years that writing…
Load up some opera music search youtube for some epic landscape footage and then if anyone asks you if you have seen this film you can say yes I have.
Again I wont lie and say I watched it all but rather just watched the first 30 minutes. Im sorry to those that think it deserves to be fully watched but I dont rent a movie to only enjoy the last half.