The Tree of Life
Two movies with high-profile Minnesota connections were among the best picture Oscar nominees as announced Tuesday morning.
If 2010 was a middling year that offered few movies I loved without reservation, 2011 is an embarrassment of riches. It’s entirely possible that Black Swan wouldn’t have even cracked the top ten this year, and at least five of the movies listed below would’ve probably been my #1 for the last two or three years running.
Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” is one of the most unusual film epics ever created, both in scope and intention.
I realize I’ve used the word “cinephile” often enough on this blog without ever defining it that I should probably redress the oversight.
Terrence Malick has only five feature films to his credit, but ask most film fans and they’ll tell you he’s batting 1.000.