Malick's Microcosm: A Review of "Tree of Life"

June 13, 2011
Q Ideas

Many critics who have struggled to describe Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life have called it a prayer. But perhaps it is more than that. Alissa Wilkinson suggests a better word to describe this film than prayer might be lament. And not just a lament for a lost loved one, but for that lost Paradise - both the first Eden, as well as the one buried deep within our memories.