Godot has finally shown up - and he's selling vacuum cleaners and herbal products that help you "lose weight, gain weight or stay the same". He's also claiming to be a Devout Catholic. These are writings to bide the time until he leaves.
Hmmmm. Well I haven't seen the film, but I didn't like the reviewer's tone. As for _Tree of Life_, I did see that film (well, most of it anyway... I skipped the bulk of the creation scene), and I thought it was a mixed bag. It LOOKED gorgeous, and there were brilliant moments when all the elements came together very powerfully. But then there were other moments that were downright insufferable. I came away thinking, "Here's a director who has a fascinating mind, yet is obviously far too fascinated with himself." And the spirituality was disappointingly nebulous. It could have been stronger without being "preachy."So I don't think that film is exactly the epitome of great Christian art. It's very interesting, vaguely spiritual art that could have been great art if it was less inflated. A much better example would have been _Chariots of Fire_, or the recent _Of Gods and Men_.
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