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Interstellar, Where No Movie Has Gone Before

The movie’s reach exceeds its grasp—in the best possible way

“We’ve forgotten who we are,” says Matthew McConaughey’s Cooper. “Explorers, pioneers–not caretakers.” That could be Christopher Nolan speaking about movies in this timid age of old genres endlessly recycled and coarsened. He’s the rare filmmaker with the ambition to make great statements on a grand scale, and the vision and guts to realize them.

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