Inglorious Basterds – Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino’s genre-ridden film manages to defy expectations and its own imposed genre-references to demonstrate the workings of a clever film-maker. Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz and Melanie Laurent all play incidental cat-and-mouse putting in some stellar performances along the way.

The Tree of Life – Terrence Malick

Terrence Malick returns with a sumptuously filmed study on family, life and everything in-between. Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain star as the couple whose role in bringing up their children is compared to life thereafter. A breathtaking film of almost infinite proportions.