September 9, 2010 § Leave a comment
After much speculation, Terrence Malick‘s oft-delayed film The Tree of Life has been bought by indie powerhouse Fox Searchlight. This comes after news that it’s originally distributor, Apparition, was suffering from severe financial woes. So while we will definitely see The Tree of Life, it won’t be anytime soon; Searchlight is holding off on a theatrical release until 2011.
August 31, 2010 § Leave a comment
While it’s hard to accurately judge a film based on such a short clip (which you can view at Awards Daily, since I’m having embedding issues), Rachel Portman’s moody score sounds great and one could easily envision this as Knightley’s “Oscar Clip”.
And with the film’s release only weeks away, a few reviews have begun to trickle onto the web. Early word from the UK has been overwhelmingly positive, with The Daily Mail calling it “the most haunting film about love and death [they’ve] ever seen” and The Telegraph hailing it as “British film at its very best”. If critical reaction stateside is this rapturous, it will be interesting to see what film Fox Searchlight decides to promote most (since 127 Hours and Black Swan, both Searchlight films, are looking good for Oscar contention)