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Tree of Life (2011)

Tree of Life is as exquisite a journey of celestial wanderings as it is burdened by terrestrial design, flawed in its pursuit of complexity, finally succumbing to a zealot’s dream of eternity. Terrence Malick suggests grandness is a vehicle for molecular time travel but fails to realize so much space is to specificity as forlorn expression is to hope and change, muted in silences, devoured by the empty, suggesting creatio ex nihilo (depth from air). Continue reading

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Oscar Nominations The Practical Best Picture

Some films are required viewing for their technical brilliance and cinematic accomplishments, others capture the light just right and the beautiful imagery creates a world for our imagination where captivating characters embark on journeys of adventure, love, and triumph. You might not escape the troubles of your here and now in films, your everyday, but through our films we have an opportunity for inward journeys where greater things happen all the time and the best we can hope for is to one day have taken similar steps on our own. The Best Picture Nominees for 2012 are here. Continue reading

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