devilgate has written 3 reviews for films during 2019.

  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    ★★★½

    Well, 42 years after seeing the first part of this story (if fourth episode, though it wasn't called that then), we finally get its end.

    I thoroughly enjoyed it, but I don't think it quite lives up to the legacy. I've given it three and a half stars here, but it hovers, Force-suspended, between that and four. Obviously I was hoping for a five, or at least a four and a half.

    There were some daft parts, some annoying parts, and many spectacular parts; but no really outstanding parts; nothing that we'll look back on as being iconic.

  • Interstellar

    Interstellar

    ★★★★½

    I watched this again last night, and it’s really an outstanding film. There are some places where the gravity and/or relativity choices don’t quite make sense, but mostly the science is handled very well. 

    The philosophical aspects are also treated well. Do you put survival of the currently-living members of humanity above the survival of the species as a whole, or not?

    The least believable thing, in a film full of challenging ideas, is the fact that our hero has…

  • The Favourite

    The Favourite

    ★★★

    What were they doing with the justified text in the captions and even credits? Made it barely readable.