Movie of the Week: ‘The Tree of Life’

Richard Brody, writing for The New Yorker:

With “The Tree of Life,” Malick liberated his cinematic vision by going to its source. It’s a personal film that tells stories about Malick’s own life, but it also delves into the very origin of Malick’s imagination. It plays like a cinematic self-psychoanalysis.

If you saw “The Tree of Life” and you weren’t totally clear on what was going on, Brody sums it up really, really nicely in about four minutes.