November 11, 2014 at 7:24AM

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My review of Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar"

Hello,

I think this is one of my first posts in here, if not the first. First off, let me tell you that you have a great community going on here. I'm usually very picky as far as my film making resources go and I must say, this is one of the best I found in years.

So I thought that it would be a good way to break the ice by presenting to you all my take on Mr. Nolan's "Interstellar". This is more than a review since it does have a good deal of comparative study elements. I felt compelled to write this because Interstellar really restored my faith in cinema and I would like to share my perspectives with you. Please be mindful of spoilers, if you didn't see the movie I don't recommend reading this just yet. I'm looking forward to reading your commentaries, hopefully this will spark a fertile discussion. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this!

Here's my review:

https://medium.com/@tenthirteen/interstellar-a-promise-a94426299fae

Andrei

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I had high hopes for Nolan's "Interstellar", but there are so many illogical ideas in this film, and so much hammy exposition that turned what could have been a new "2001" film into a big hot-mess. ( it's a fun ride as long as you can shut your brain off )

Even though it's not considered science-fiction, I would rate Terrence Malick's "Tree of Life" much higher than "Interstellar". It has absolutely gorgeous cinematography, iconic characters, and a gripping story as long as you are willing to fill in a few of the blanks left your own imagination.

November 11, 2014 at 5:58PM, Edited November 11, 5:58PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Hey Guy,

I'm sure that if you switch your perspective a bit, Interstellar will look a lot more coherent. I went to see this movie with a large degree of skepticism but needless to say it suprised me enough to convince me to write this review. Give it another shot.

I haven't seen "Tree of Life". It's on my to watch list, but thanks for reminding me.

Andrei

November 12, 2014 at 8:16AM

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Andrei-Cristian Murgescu
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It's good to see more films with alternative visual and storytelling approaches getting asses in seats and enchanting the mainstream's notorious lazy-eye. It's difficult to challenge and entertain at once, to project personal yet universal stories while orbiting away from the gravity of the blockbuster paradigm. Both Mallick and Nolan manifest an inspiring, open thematic and narrative engagement with human existentialism and a commitment to cinematic freedom. On a planet busy riding its own destiny like a rodeo bull, open eyes are no small resource.

January 8, 2015 at 3:52AM

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danny alegi
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Thanks for sharing.

February 3, 2015 at 10:05AM

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Ragüel Cremades
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