THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick, 2011)

Advocates for The Tree of Life, writer-director Terrence Malick’s fifth film in nearly forty years, claim for it a visionary quality. They must have a shabby sense of vision. Grafting onto a rudimentary family melodrama, set (like Malick’s childhood) around early-1950s Waco, Texas, an awesome account of the origin of the universe and the evolution […]