Folks, now that we've seen it and it's set for a wide release on July 8, there are a lot of reasons why you owe it to yourselves to go see 'The Tree of Life.' Not only is it the latest film by legendary writer/director Terrence Malick and not only did it win the Palme D'or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, but now we've got a video where David Fincher and Christopher Nolan talk about why Terrence Malick is one of the all-time greats and why no one makes movies like he does. If none of these names ring a bell, here's a quick rundown:

Terrence Malick has written and directed four other movies over the course of nearly four decades: 'Badlands,' 'Days of Heaven,' 'The Thin Red Line' and 'The New World.' Many people would consider them masterpieces of filmmaking, and those people would be right. David Fincher ('Seven,' 'Fight Club,' 'The Social Network') and Christopher Nolan ('Memento,' 'The Dark Knight,' 'Inception') are generally regarded as two of the best contemporary directors, so that should give their comments some added weight.

So even if you don't want to take our word for it, take theirs: Terrence Malick is the man, and go see 'The Tree of Life.'

Hit the jump to watch Fincher and Nolan drop knowledge on a director who's earned his reputation behind the camera.

It's not often that we see A-list directors come together for the sole reason of praising one of their idols, but Terrence Malick's are a rare breed in the world of film. Publicity doesn't get any better than this.

So what do you think: definitely seeing it now, or still wondering what the movie's even about?

[via Deadline]
The Tree of Life
PG-13 2011
Based on 43 critics

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