A Cosmic Look at “Tree of Life”

  “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” These oft-used but potent words from the late Carl Sagan stuck in my head recently whilst trying to decipher The Tree of Life (2011), somewhat in vain. Five weeks and two additional viewings later, I believe I’m only … Continue reading A Cosmic Look at “Tree of Life”

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The Destructive Cycle of Man vs. Nature in Days of Heaven

"We do not feel the full passion of the adults because it is not [Linda's] passion: It is seen at a distance, as a phenomenon, like the weather, or the plague of grasshoppers that signals the beginning of the end." -Roger Ebert's Review of Days of Heaven Days of Heaven was a deeply upsetting film for me … Continue reading The Destructive Cycle of Man vs. Nature in Days of Heaven