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The Tree of Life (2011): Articles


Emmanuel Lubezki: ASC Award Winner

Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life Following numerous US-based critics' citations, Emmanuel Lubezki's work on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life has earned him the American Society of Cinematographers' Award at the ASC's 26th annual awards. The ceremony was held Sunday night at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. An Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Cinematography, The Tree of Life is a complex family drama starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film marked the second time the Mexican-born Lubezki took home the ASC Award; he had previously won for Alfonso Cuarón's Children of Men (2006). An earlier ASC nomination for Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow (1999) […]


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Emmanuel Lubezki: ASC Award Winner



Michael Fassbender & Tilda Swinton: More Film Critics Winners

Jessica Chastain, Laramie Eppler, Hunter McCracken, The Tree of Life Terrence Malick's Cannes winner The Tree of Life, a “cosmic” family drama starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, and Sean Penn, topped the Online Film Critics Society's list of 2011 winners. The Tree of Life won five of its seven nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress (Chastain), Best Editing (Hank Corwin, Jay Rabinowitz, Daniel Rezende, Billy Weber, Mark Yoshikawa), and Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki). No other film won more than one award. (See further below the full list of Online Film Critics winners and nominees.) Malick lost the Best Original Screenplay Award to Woody Allen for the fantasy Midnight in Paris, the filmmaker's most popular movie in years. Midnight […]


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Michael Fassbender & Tilda Swinton: More Film Critics Winners



Surprise Winners + Michael Bay Bomb: Critics Awards

Lee Byung-hun, I Saw the Devil This year, the Austin Film Critics went for some unusual – though not exactly “surprising” – choices. Well, with one exception: Jee-woon Kim's revenge thriller I Saw the Devil, their Best Foreign Language Film. To date, US-based critics have gone instead for Pedro Almodóvar's The Skin I Live In, Asghar Farhadi's A Separation, or Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins. Earlier this year, I Saw the Devil, about a young man (Lee Byung-hun) out to avenge the murder of his pregnant wife, won an Asian Film Award for Best Editing. Martin Scorsese's 3D ode to the magic of movies, Hugo, was selected as the Best Film of 2011. Elsewhere, US critics have been leaning more heavily […]


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Surprise Winners + Michael Bay Bomb: Critics Awards