Film student. Liverpool. Screenwriter!
I’m as bad as you are. I’m more like you than her.
This is more than a father-son relationship, this is more than an examination of human interaction, nature, and grace. The Tree of Life works to a standard of filmmaking that only those willing to be accepting of it will revel and enjoy. It’s freestanding, beautiful, awe-drawing, and autobiographical for every eye that rests upon its magnificence.
Also, Jessica Chastain is superb.
Aside from the cool PSH in the club dolly shot, nothing happened. Norton was poor, they’d get more fluidity if they used a cardboard cutout. In fact, PSH was the only performance I didn’t consider pouring acid into my eyes after watching. And the editing! Was this edited with children’s play scissors?
There are moments of light: the club scene, the ‘fuck you’ speech (although seemingly pointless), and its’ score. I can’t, however, command you to watch the movie on the…