The Tree of Life is the culmination of Terrence Malick’s artistry, and the Criterion Collection treats it as such with this totemic release.
This buckaroo of a disc does not blow it on the image and sound front, though the extras certainly don’t attest to Steven Spielberg’s seriousness of intent.
You may want for something to hold on to, but actors Tye Sheridan and Alden Ehrenreich slip through the fingers.
Kyle Wilamowski’s film trades not in a nostalgia born of genuine lived experience, but of cinematic clichés.
If it turned out to be Spielberg’s final film, it would make for a fitting final curtain call for his brand of escapism.
The effect of writer-director Christopher Smith’s film becomes not unlike watching a puzzle solve itself.
The issue with X-Men: Apocalypse is that Bryan Singer suggests so many possible directions to go in and still chooses the least interesting one.
It’s unclear how witnessing a family deal with their specific issues affects Jesus’s own perspective on his destiny.
Writer-director Christopher Smith’s film is openly but superficially influenced by Strangers on a Train.
The flick is an artless, puerile shadow of the likes of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s Cornetto trilogy.