Review: Tree of Life [Extended Edition]

A film means finality, in our general conception of what a film is. You can write a screenplay on a popular program called Final Draft; you can edit a film on a popular program called Final Cut. ‘Final’ is fetishized in film. Scripts are locked, cuts are made, pictures are locked — occasionally a popular film will be re-released as a ‘director’s cut,’ which typically means the theatrical release has a few extra, usually…

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