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    Watch: A Brief Look At Jessica Chastain's Audition Footage For 'The Tree Of Life'

    A couple of weeks ago when footage emerged of Terrence Malick shooting his new mysterious project with Christian Bale, devoted followers of the director were blown away to see current actual video of the notoriously private man working on a very public movie set. It was certainly a very rare sneak b...

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    'Carnage,' 'Shame' 'March,' Tinker Tailor' & More: Our Complete 2011 Venice Film Festival Coverage

    Wrap Up Coverage From Telluride 2011 As Well, Including 'The Descendants' 'Albert Nobbs' & 'Butter'While there are two more days officially left on the Venice Film Festival schedule, for us, the Lido is now closed. Our man in the field, U.K. writer Oliver Lyttelton did a bang-up job and delivered wh...

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    Terrence Malick Chooses The Relatively Unknown Haley Bennett For Christian Bale Drama

    Terrence Malick, whose output seems to be exponentially increasing, has no fewer than three projects actively on his docket: cosmic documentary "Voyage of Time;" an untitled Ben Affleck/Rachel McAdams drama rumored to be called "The Burial;" and a third project, starring Christian Bale, which should...

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    Blu-Ray & DVD Release Of 'The Tree Of Life' Set For October 11th

    We imagine if you're a reader of this site you've probably already seen Terrence Malick's spiritual and experimental family drama, "The Tree Of Life," starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and on-the-rise newcomer Jessica Chastain -- who is practically invading theaters this year with appearances in "The H...

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    Sean Penn Has Issues But Recommends 'Tree Of Life'; Malick Says 'Burial' Is "Rushing Toward A Mix"

    Ah, selective quoting: it's a great way to stir up a beehive as Richard Brody from the New Yorker did this weekend when he cherry picked a comment Sean Penn made in a recent interview with French paper Le Figaro where he seemingly threw Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" under the bus.

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    Uwe Boll Calls 'The Tree Of Life' A "Piece Of Shit" And Lars Von Trier A "Retard"

    Before we begin, let's just say that the discourse of films can be varied and fascinating, with many critics and academic writers offering their measured takes on everything from the new "Transformers" film to "The Tree of Life." We would like to urge you to find these discussions that are actively ...

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    Weekend Box Office: 'Cars 2' Continues Pixar Formula, 'Green Lantern' Plummets

    The numbers on “Cars 2” don’t actually matter, except for the stat-hounds regularly following the weekly box office noise (us!). “Cars 2” exists to facilitate Disney’s biggest merchandising cash cow, a multi-billion (annually!) property that needs no further justification. As Pixar seems like a stud...

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    The Amazing Race: How Soon Is Too Soon To Talk About The Oscars?

    This week marks the start of a new regular column here at The Playlist, focusing on the awards season. It'll be intermittent at the present, and more regular once the season really gets going come September or so.

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    The Best Films Of 2011...So Far

    Well, today is the first day of summer, more or less the midpoint of the year, and looking back over the the first six months of 2011, it’s definitely been a bit more of a scattershot movie year compared to the arthouse heavy start of 2010. We'll be honest, compiling this list wasn't exactly easy, the year has been uneven so far, but that said, it's certainly not without highlights: Terrence Malick finally delivered his long awaited film, Woody Allen flexed some of the old magic we love him for, and Michael Winterbottom found life and heart from a familiar comic pairing, while Joe Wright moved completely in a new, exciting direction. Over at ...

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    Watch: New Clip Reveals The Creation Of The Universe In 'The Tree Of Life'

    With all the attention being showered on Terrence Malick's "The Tree Of Life" it's easy to forget that his latest endeavor puts the "art" firmly in "arthouse" and despite the star power behind the film, it's very much Malick's camera and thematic ambition that is the central focus of the film. While the story does (eventually) center on a coming-of-age and the troubled relationship between a young boy and his father, before we get there, Malick takes viewers through the creation of the universe, a stunning, gorgeous sequence that takes up much of the first third of the film. To help accurately capture what the cosmos might have looked when th...

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