The Tree of Life ★★★★★

Good god, I forgot how outstanding this film was. Absolutely stunning and mind blowing as it was the first time, Terrence really turned up the insane and psychadelic visuals to translate many top tier and existential concepts about God, Life, parenthood, punishment, fear, and the cycles of life. Nothing I find detracting from his other stuff is here, I think this film is exciting, fascinating and brilliant. It’s like a Brakhage or Kubrick film - extremely abstract in execution and style yet subtle in content, fast paced and short enough to grip you and take you all over the place. Easily one of the best films I’ve ever seen, and one of the best southern films I’ve seen as well, this is the Malick film of all Malick films.