Interstellar (2014)

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A starving Earth ravaged by a ruined ecosystem sends an expedition into a wormhole to another galaxy to search for a new home for the human race.

Interstellar is the kind of film that just doesn’t seem to get made any more. A story full of the grand themes of the human race’s place in the universe, love and loss and the battle between short term self-interest and the greater good all wrapped up in some truly glorious visuals and a stunning score makes for a sheer cinematic symphony. Matthew McConaughey’s hugely engaging performance heading a cast of characters you truly care about exasperates once more at the course his career has taken up until this point, and a sense of epic wonderment makes you feel as if you are exploring strange new worlds right alongside them. A cynic could point at some obvious influences on the plot and the ending is a little “convenient” but this is a film whose whole far exceeds the sum of its parts. In turns gripping, emotional and completely immersive, in Interstellar Christopher Nolan has created something that contains everything I want in a film.

More an experience than mere entertainment and a future classic.

10/10

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