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The Tree of Life: worth the wait?

By Tom Streithorst  


In 1979, after directing two of the greatest American movies ever made, Badlands and Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick disappeared. He moved to Paris, stopped directing, and began writing a screenplay on the origins of life on earth. For twenty years, he was the JD Salinger of American film.  On July 8, The Tree of Life, the film he began working on all those years ago opens in London.

There’s no denying its beauty, every frame…

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