Most of you are waiting to hear anything about Tree of Life so this post counts, in some strange way, as actual news.
The Film Stage alerted us to this early reaction of the film by a member of Home Theater Forum:
Saw TREE OF LIFE the other night at work and it really is amazing. Hypnotic, more like. I won‚Äôt give anything about it away here, but yes it is long and there has already been talk in the news about Malick releasing it, then re-cutting it, then re-releasing it, etc.
The main bulk of the film is about his childhood growing up in Texas (reels 3-7 out of 9!). The ‚Äúcreation‚Äù footage is outstanding, absolutely jawdropping, and does indeed feel like 2001 ‚Äì a lot of the effects are practical and your eyes can see that, which makes it really fascinating to watch. I don‚Äôt have a problem with the creation footage being connected to his boyhood, after all, most boys love dinosaurs, so that‚Äôs how I looked at it.