❉ Let’s just get it right out there in the open: ‘The Tree of Life’ is easily one of the best movies ever made, certainly one of the most ambitious, and most definitely like nothing else out there.
❉ Andrew Nette’s excellent monograph of Norman Jewison’s film is “one of the best examples of critical writing I’ve ever had the privilege of enjoying”.
❉ 36 years before Twitch’s Dr Who marathon, BBC2’s 1982 monster-mash repeat-fest was a rare treat!
❉ Unravelling the genesis of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, released on this day in 1969.
❉ We look back on the seminal slasher movie, boasting a star turn from the late, great Margot Kidder.
❉ Time to shine… for the most unexpected masterpiece in years!
❉ “I’m happy, hope you’re happy too.”
❉ ‘The Gun is Good… The Penis is Evil!’ Here’s the nonsense that is Zardoz.
❉ Often copied, never equalled – the legacy of ‘2001’ in the centenary year of Arthur C. Clarke, who died on this day in 2008.
❉ Love, death, life, the power of hope: Darren Aronofsky’s awe-inspiring, transcendent The Fountain.