Rant by Nate
Unlike my LTBM compatriots, I’m probably at the bottom of the list with the lowest number of new releases watched this year. I don’t mention it in my reviews but I’m in grad school, student teaching at a local high school, working at a hospital, and I lead worship at a home fellowship group. I also have my responsibilities as a husband and father to attend to. So, the point is, I’m stretched pretty thin. However, I was able to sneak out and catch 7 new releases. I’ll discuss them in the order that I saw them. Continue Reading
In deciding to become a regular reviewer of films, there are some things that quickly become clear that film critics know that the general audiences doesn’t usually care much about. One of those things is ample knowledge of directors. It’s a bit of a feather in the cap if you can speak intelligently with another movie-lover about directors, their tendencies, their shortcomings, etc. We don’t pretend to be professional critics by any means, but we do have some directors we always look forward to seeing.
Rant by Nate
These next several paragraphs are going to deal specifically with the ending of the new Christopher Nolan film Interstellar. If you have not seen the movie I strongly recommend you not read this as it will reveal some major spoilers.
You have been warned!
Review by Nate
In 1968 Roger Ebert characterized 2001: A Space Odyssey as a film that “fails on the human level but succeeds magnificently on a cosmic scale.” I imagine this was due to the thorny task of blending an epic tale of space travel with the kind of intimacy necessary for a human connection. Almost five decades later, Christopher Nolan has thrown his hat in the ring to create his own space odyssey.