Like many others, my favorite movie so far this year was Mad Max. Still have some smaller films to watch like Buzzard, It Follows, and Timbuktu before that's cemented though.
For a movie I'm looking forward to that might not be quite as hyped as Star Wars (and trust me, I'm super hyped) is Knight of Cups.
Malick is my favorite living director. The Tree of Life is one of my favorite movies and I have loved most of his others (though his filmography is quite small).
The movie isn't very well received right now by early reviewers, but The Tree of Life was pretty divisive too. And I'm still willing to decide for myself. Hell, I'm even willing to give To The Wonder another shot.