Oscars, Schmoscars.

Look what Roger Ebert's adding to his Ten Greatest Films list. … [Read more...]

There are three ways through life…

The Scriptures say that "all creation groans" until God remakes the world.Today, all creation is groaning a little louder. Why? I'll tell you why... … [Read more...]

indieWire: One Best Picture nominee "towers above the rest."

Matt Zoller Seitz and Serena Bramble have crafted a wonderful video essay on one of the nine films nominated for Best Picture. … [Read more...]

Listen to a podcast discussion of The Tree of Life at The Kindlings Muse.

Here's the podcast recording of the discussion I had about Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life at The Kindlings Muse with Jennie Spohr and Dr. Chris Chaney. … [Read more...]

Monday Night is Malick Night!

Next Monday evening in Seattle, you're invited to a live podcast discussion of the films of Terrence Malick.You're invited to the Kindlings Muse! Read on for details. … [Read more...]

Sean Penn, The Tree of Life, and the difference between prose and poetry.

The L.A. Times, In Contention, Hollywood Elsewhere... everybody's getting worked up because Sean Penn apparently "dissed" director Terrence Malick and The Tree of Life: I didn’t at all find on the screen the emotion of the script, which is the most magnificent one that I’ve ever read. A clearer and more conventional narrative would have helped the film without, in my opinion, lessening its beauty and its impact. ... Frankly, I’m still trying to figure out what I’m doing there and what I was supp … [Read more...]

The Tree of Life: My First Impressions

My first-impression thoughts on The Tree of Life are posted at Image's blog - Good Letters. ...  … [Read more...]

The Tree of Life (2011)

The Tree of Life has quickly become one of the most talked-about movies ever made. And although it isn't my favorite of Terrence Malick's films—that distinction belongs to The New World—I've been invited to discuss this movie on more occasions than any other movie... so often, in fact, that I'm eager to take a break from the chatter and the movie, let it go for a while, and return to it with fresh eyes someday in the distant future.But here is a record of a variety of conversations and com … [Read more...]

Where Is My Tree of Life Review?

A lot of folks have been asking why I haven't posted my review of Terrence Malick's new, Palme d'Or-winning film The Tree of Life.I appreciate the enthusiasm. My zeal for Malick's film The New World may have created the impression that my life comes to a standstill when the reclusive director releases a new film. But that's overstating it. I admire all of Malick's films, yes, but I only feel a great passion for The New World. I've been eager to see The Tree of Life, but the trailer made me … [Read more...]

How Great is Ayn Rand? David Bentley Hart… Shrugs.

In the current issue of First Things, David Bentley Hart delivers a memorable rant on Rand.What does this have to do with Terrence Malick? Read on! … [Read more...]


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