Tree of Life

Terrence Malick is notorious for deleting subplots and even entire characters during the editing process, but for a director’s cut of The Tree of Life he’s going to put some of that extra footage back in. Malick’s longtime editor Billy Weber recently revealed that the filmmaker is working on a new edit that’ll include some scenes that wound up on the cutting room floor.

But that’s not the only thing Malick has on his plate right now. In addition to Knight of Cups and another, untitled feature, Malick’s also been putting the finishing touches on his documentary Voyage of Time, and Weber says we could see that film as soon as next year. Hit the jump to get the details.

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Roger Ebert’s Top 20 Movies of 2011


With just days to go until the end of 2011 (Where did the year go???), legendary film critic Roger Ebert has announced his top 20 movies of the year. Just as you’d expect from Ebert, his list runs the gamut from mainstream blockbusters to more obscure foreign or arthouse projects — with enough in the latter category to offer up some useful suggestions for your Netflix queue. Read his list after the jump.

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, Angie Han, and Adam Quigley discuss whether or not Star Wars is suffering from a serious case of overexposure, ponder the merits of double-dipping blu-rays, and chat about your thoughts on Tree of Life.

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam continue the discussion over Terence Malick’s Tree of Life, praise indie films like Another Earth, Insidious, and Rubber, and ponder the state of television as art.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. We’ll be back on Sunday at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST to discuss Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam discuss the transcendence of Tree of Life, delve into some television season finales, and debate the hypocrisy of the Cannes film festival. Special guest C. Robert Cargill joins us from Ain’t It Cool News.

You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us for our next live broadcast on Monday, May 30th at Slashfilm’s live page where we’ll be discussing Kung Fu Panda 2.

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Here’s some good news: the MPAA has evidently rated The Tree of Life, the long-gestating movie from Terrence Malick, and awarded it a PG-13. The good news isn’t so much the rating (I don’t really care what the film is rated) but that it is finished to the point where it could be submitted to the board for consideration. Read More »

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Things change fast. A year ago, the young distributor Apparition looked like one of the most promising new kids on the block. It came out of the gate with a varied, ambitious lineup of interesting films, anchored by Terrence Malick‘s forthcoming Tree of Life. But in a tough market only a few had commercial potential. Among those that did have potential, films like The Runaways failed to reach an audience. The company struggled in a few ways, and just before Cannes co-founder Bob Berney abruptly resigned.

Apparition soldiers on under the direction of co-founder and financier Bill Pohlad, but at quite a price: 60% of the staff is being cut at the end of this week. And the company only has one significant film left to release: Tree of Life. So when will that time come? Read More »

Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino has led the jury at Cannes, in 2004, but his experience at the Venice Film Festival has been limited to programming a couple of sidebars in ’04 and ’07. That changes this year, as the fest has named Tarantino head of the 2010 competition jury for the festival which will run from September 1-11. So what films is he likely to be judging? Read More »

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