"Interstellar" perplexed me far more than I had expected it to. What seemed like the most epic movie about pit stops ever made turned into something much more than that.
"Interstellar" deals in quantum theory, relativity, gravitational effects on nearby systems, distortion of time and space, and the creation of dimensions. In a world in which science fiction has been turned into a subset of the action genre just with laser beams, "Interstellar" brings the science back to science…
Sliding this one right up to the 5/5. The A+. The serious competitor for #1 of the year against "Boyhood."
In a cinematic climate of boring remakes, boring reboots, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (a sign of the apocalypse), the future of cinema is looking bleak. That being said, throughout the year, some truly marvelous films have been sent to us to remind us why we go to the movies. "Boyhood" reminded us how beautiful and cinematic the most seemingly…
Zero Dark Thirty is not a film that treats its audience with delicacy. The film is cold and calculated, like the characters, featuring unflinching looks at the torture of detainees and terrorist attacks all building up to the climax, which is one of the most intense sequences in any film I've seen in quite a while. Powerful and emotional, Zero Dark Thirty is the best film of 2012, but it is not my favorite.
A grimly beautiful vision of the future, or lack thereof, presented with artistic brilliance from visionary director Alfonso Cuaron. Though bleak, Children of Men liberates viewers by instilling hope in the characters. As a viewer, watching these characters try to survive is emotionally riveting. A masterpiece.