July 24, 2011
Tree of Life

The Tree of Life, or how to fail at the impossible

The world is whole beyond human knowing. -Wendell Berry The Tree of Life, by renowned director Terrence Malick, is years in the making. Its history starts even before Malick’s previous film, The New World, was distributed in 2005. After generating a substantial amount of ink in the media, and hot on the heels of the film’s highly publicized win of […]
March 26, 2010

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)

At times , The Curious Case of Benjamin Button feels like more of a story for Zemeckis or Spielberg but Fincher succeeds in his effort, if only barely.