The Tree of Life: Director Terrence Malick's meditation on cosmic truth is about a father (Brad Pitt) and mother (Jessica Chastain) who learn that one of their sons has died, and another son (Sean Penn) who wrestles with his past as an adult. Encompassing stars and dinosaurs, the film is a dizzying vision about a connection we make between the human and the divine.
- Scott Renshaw
The Trip: Fictionalized versions of comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon go on a foodie tour through northern England. This comedy is colicky, melancholy and screamingly funny.
- Kimberley Jones