| May 18, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Start with Brad Pitt, add Angelina Jolie and a few other famous beauties, then spice it up with a little cinematic controversy and you have the premiere of "Tree of Life" at the Cannes International Film Festival. Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain...
| May 30, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Despite its lofty subject matter and press-averse director, "The Tree of Life" found success at the box office this weekend. The movie from reclusive filmmaker Terrence Malick opened in four theaters and collected a strong $488,920 over four days,...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:36 PM
"The Tree of Life," Terrence Malick's 1950s-set drama that ruminates on questions of family, faith and the universe, was named best picture of the year Monday by the African-American Film Critics Assn. The group also awarded two prizes to the stars of the...
| Nov 10, 2011
Almost every year, the run-up to the Academy Awards features a film no one has heard of, a film like "Slumdog Millionaire" that seems to have come out of nowhere to become a possible best picture nominee. This year, that film is an especially unlikely...
| Nov 10, 2011
Though many are befuddled this year by the new Oscar math, perhaps unable to parse just how many votes it will take to land a best picture nomination or anticipate even how many nominees there will be, one recent regular equation looks to hold firm: One...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:17 AM
Writer-director Terrence Malick ("Badlands," "Days of Heaven") doesn't turn out many movies, so any he does are typically attention-worthy ... and that certainly is the case with this emotionally deep drama.
It boasts a brave performance by Brad Pitt...
| Dec 15, 2011
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year, received zero...
| Dec 19, 2011
CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION 2011 WINNERS
BEST PICTURE(-) The Tree of Life
BEST DIRECTOR(-) Terrence Malick--The Tree of Life
BEST ACTOR(-) Michael Shannon--Take Shelter
BEST ACTRESS(-) Michelle Williams--My Week with Marilyn
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR(-)...
| May 23, 2011
— Writer-director Terrence Malick wasn't there to accept it, but "The Tree of Life," his ambitious and long-anticipated examination of what it all means, won the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or on Sunday night.
"He remains infamously and...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
How to summarize a plot when there isn't one? In a nutshell, what you'll see in "The Tree of Life" is two 1950s parents (Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain), their three young sons and one of the boys as an adult (Sean Penn) who barely speaks...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 4:39 PM
If you've haven't been to the Houston Zoo or the Museum of Fine Arts in the past three years you’ve missed out on spotting Brad Pitt and Sean Penn.
Pitt and Penn were in town shooting for their new film "The Tree of Life" back in 2008 and it opens...