Movie Review: Interstellar

Norbert Haupt

InterstellarCooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a reluctant farmer and former pilot and engineer somewhere in the Midwest, maybe Iowa. The Earth is breathing its last breaths and everyone knows that within another generation or two, it won’t be habitable anymore.

His precocious and science-minded 10-year-old daughter, Murph, thinks there is a ghost in her room and on her bookshelves. One day, during a dust storm, she detects binary patters in the sand that collected on the floor in her room. When they figure out the patterns are GPS coordinates, they get in the truck for a trip.

What they find at the end of that road trip is something neither of them could have possibly expected. It would soon changes both of their lives drastically.

It is my self-imposed policy not to write reviews that spoil the movie, and in this case, I find that a very difficult task. So I’ll…

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INTERSTELLAR** Never Lifts Off

Vagabond Shoes


THE FIRST FEW chapters of Christopher Noland’s bloated, humourless, self-important ‘epic’, “Interstellar” are quite ravishing. We are introduced to an American heartland blasted by drought, its once green pastures now brown and cracked. Dust films every surface. It is everywhere, scuffing the sidewalks or blowing in dark tempests across the cities. And it is in this blighted, food-drained, sand-coloured world that we meet Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), an ex-NASA flight pilot turned corn farmer and neighbourhood engineer. He’s a single father living with his two children, Murphy (Mackenzie Foy and, as an adult, Jessica Chastain) and Tom (Casey Affleck) as well as an ageing father (John Lithgow).

They seem like an average enough family, with the usual occasional sibling bickering and domestic chatter. The problem is that Murphy has begun to feel the presence of a (friendly) ghost. Books are pushed off shelves and she feels a presence in the room…

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Interstellar (2014)

DBS Film Society

(Written by Cíara Horan)

Full disclosure: I am a HUGE Christopher Nolan fan. I’ve seen everything he has created, from Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, to Following and Doodlebug (his very first short films). Because of this passion for Nolan, I had extremely high expectations going into Interstellar. Not only did this film meet my ridiculously great expectations, it exceeded them.

Interstellar is Oscar nominated film maker Christopher Nolan’s eighth feature film. The film stars Academy Award nominees and winners: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Killer Joe), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables, The Dark Knight Rises), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), and Michael Caine (The Dark Knight, The Italian Job).

Interstellar is set in the not-too-distant future, and follows a group of explorers who are in the search of a habitable planet to sustain a dying Earth’s remaining life. Due…

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