Interstellar: Christopher Nolan space epic starring Matthew McConaughey as a man on a quest to save the human race. Anne Hathaway, Wes Bentley, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine and Matt Damon co-star. Once upon a time this would have been one of my most anticipated films of the year – but The Dark Knight Rises (and to a lesser extent, The Dark Knight) soured me a bit on the director.
Critics are enamored with the visuals but it appears to suffer from serious story, pacing and character issues. I’ve heard it compared to Peter Jackson’s King Kong, which does not sound like a compliment. Anyway, I guess it’s worth seeing on IMAX to savor the expensiveness of it all.
Personal interest factor: 7
Big Hero 6: Disney animated film very, very loosely based on a Marvel comic book series. Reviewed by our own Mr. Webb here.
Personal interest factor: 3
For classic fare: The Criterion in New Haven is running The Warriors (1979) Friday and Saturday evening and To Have and Have Not (1944) Saturday and Sunday morning.
The Whitney Humanities Center at Yale is screening Redes (1936) and El Automóvil Gris/The Grey Automobile (1919) as part of their “Vida y Drama de Mexico Film Series” on Friday evening.