The Tree of Life by Jody Hewgill

Jody has created many illustrations for prestigious publications including Time, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Oprah Magazine and many others. She is the recipient of many awards including American Illustration, Communication Arts, Print Magazine, The Society of Publication Designers, and numerous gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators in New York.

http://jodyhewgill.com/editorials/#itemId=5573541fe4b0a20071d5d4c5

The 100 best movies of the decade, ranked – Insider.com

15. “The Tree of Life” (Director: Terrence Malick, 2011)

It’s not easy to make a movie that has both the scale of a single human lifetime and of the age of the universe. But Terrence Malick has shown us how they can be the same thing. “The Tree of Life” is a roving, gorgeous look at how people grapple with infinity without falling into the traps of narcissism. — Jacob Shamsian

https://www.insider.com/best-films-of-the-decade-2010-2019-11#19-first-reformed-director-paul-schrader-2018-82

The Best Picture Winners of the Decade Ranked Worst to Best – Collider

Winner: The Artist

What Should Have Won: The Tree of Life

The Artist is a fun and wholly forgettable exercise. It’s kind of amazing, in hindsight, that this movie won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, and yet its central figures never really returned to the awards circuit in any significant way. Jean Dujardin is dashing as the film’s silent movie star protagonist; Berenice Bejo is alluring as a silent era “it girl”; the dog is fun. But nothing about The Artist really stands the test of time. It’s sweet and fun and flighty, and it ends up making almost no impression at all.

https://collider.com/best-picture-winners-of-the-2010s-ranked/#the-kings-speech

The Tree of Life review – Mad Mass

Throughout the film, the presence of strong biblical echoes is palpable, relating in particular to the Book of Job and the first chapters of Genesis, as well as the intrusion, subplots, of references to Christian Gnosticism and Heidegger’s philosophy. Bearing in mind what Father Arpa used to say about Fellini, perhaps Terrence Malick is the true “singer of Grace” in Western cinema, the only one who has been able to transpose with such skill – the film is one of the best works of the last thirty years, not to mention always – themes of such spiritual depth raising the cinema as a secular place of worship.

Of Editorial board – 18 November 2019

THE BEST MOVIE TRAILERS OF THE 2010S – Screen Crush

The Tree of Life

The trailer for The Tree of Life has been wrestling inside Malick fans for almost a decade now. The images themselves all come from the film itself, of course. But the way they are assembled in this brief trailer lends them a unique emotional heft. It feels less like an advertisement, and more like the pure, distilled Malick essence.


MATT SINGER
November 5, 2019

https://screencrush.com/best-movie-trailers-of-the-2010s/

The Movie that Defined its Decade – IndieWire

“The Tree of Life”
Jordan Ruimy (@MrRuimy), World of Reel (worldofreel.com)

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree Of Life” is a mosaic of a film that might test the limitations of its audience, but more importantly, the cinematic medium’s limitations. No matter what faults you may have with Malick’s movie, you cannot deny the sheer chutzpah and originality that went into its creation. There has never been anything quite like it and I highly doubt there ever will be.

Malick tries to transcend the boundaries of life itself by trying to find a kind of meaning. This is his search for transcendence, in the little moments that make us and shape us. Death, mourning, rebirth, transcendence are just a fraction of the themes being tackled here. The mainstream might not have warmed up to the film’s non-linear narrative; for the rest of us, the symposium of abstract shapes and colors that pop our eyes out on the screen is just what the doctor ordered. This is the greatest cinematic experience of the decade.

“The Tree of Life”

Jordan Ruimy (@MrRuimy), World of Reel (worldofreel.com)

Terrence Malick’s “The Tree Of Life” is a mosaic of a film that might test the limitations of its audience, but more importantly, the cinematic medium’s limitations. No matter what faults you may have with Malick’s movie, you cannot deny the sheer chutzpah and originality that went into its creation. There has never been anything quite like it and I highly doubt there ever will be.

Malick tries to transcend the boundaries of life itself by trying to find a kind of meaning. This is his search for transcendence, in the little moments that make us and shape us. Death, mourning, rebirth, transcendence are just a fraction of the themes being tackled here. The mainstream might not have warmed up to the film’s non-linear narrative; for the rest of us, the symposium of abstract shapes and colors that pop our eyes out on the screen is just what the doctor ordered. This is the greatest cinematic experience of the decade.

The Finest Movies of the 2010s: The Tree of Life – InternetShots

This function is part of a collection on the very best movies of the 2010s, ensuing from our ranked high 25, which you’ll learn right here. That is #1.

Cinema historical past is crammed with motion pictures that attempt to mix the mundane and the cosmic, however few do it with as a lot sincerity and showmanship as “The Tree of Life,” our alternative for the very best movie of the last decade.

Rare Screenshots from The Tree of Life Extended Cut (2018) Part VIII

Filming for this extended scene took place in Smithville’s (Texas) downtown area. In addition to screenshots from the Criterion film, I included a few photos from my visit in March of 2019.

While much of the filming was done in Smithville, such as the O’Brien homes, neighborhoods and alley ways, and a relatively short restaurant scene, little of the downtown area was shown in the original version with the exception of Mrs. O’Brien walking with her boys on the sidewalk nearer to the end of the original film.

This scene was shot in downtown Smithville, Texas. You can see the First State Bank of Smithville, Texas on the building front in the background