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For the Love of Film...

Welcome to my review website. I love movies, and here’s the place I talk about them. You’ll find my ratings, on a scale of zero to five stars, in all of my posts. For each film, I’ve written either a full critique, which is a longer piece; a compact review, which is usually just a paragraph; or a quick take, which is only a sentence or two. I also post articles about the world of cinema on my film blog.

In the Comments section on each page, feel free to share your own thoughts and feelings about the films discussed here.

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Interstellar

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s latest film plays a lot like his previous efforts: earnest and well-intentioned, but also long and predictable. Matthew McConaughey is very good, but normally solid Anne Hathaway is miscast, and Michael Caine is wasted. While the film looks good, the jacked-up soundtrack and visual effects make some of the dialogue in the action sequences difficult to hear clearly. Worse, the film plays out more like fantasy than science fiction, with the rules and understanding of the universe being doled out piecemeal, as needed. A lot happens, but none of it is particularly compelling. A decent film, it did keep my interest throughout—though sometimes just barely—but it never pulled me all the way in.

***⅛ (out of *****)

©2018 David R. George III


2014 • 2 HOURS, 49 MINUTES
PARAMOUNT PICTURES • WARNER BROS. PICTURES • LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT • SYNCOPY • LYNDA OBST PRODUCTIONS

STARRING
• 
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEYANNE HATHAWAYJESSICA CHASTAIN

ALSO STARRING
• 
BILL IRWINELLEN BURSTYNMICHAEL CAINE

WRITTEN BY
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JONATHAN NOLAN AND CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

DIRECTED BY
• 
CHRISTOPHER NOLAN

2014 ACADEMY AWARDS (1)
• BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

ADDITIONAL 2014 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS (4)
• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (LOST TO
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL)
• BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (LOST TO
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL)
• BEST SOUND EDITING (LOST TO
AMERICAN SNIPER)
• BEST SOUND MIXING (LOST TO
WHIPLASH)

Black or White

Black or White

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049