Nolio’s review published on Letterboxd:
I'm not sure how to review this one. Interstellar is a movie on a grand scale unlike anything I've seen before.
Let's talk about Christopher Nolan. I can agree that his movies don't make "logical" sense some of the time, and they can be muddled by overwhelming presentations of grandeur that is sure to turn people off. After all, he does make ambitious blockbusters.
But I think that's the beauty of his direction.
I can agree that not everyone should like Nolans films, but nobody on Earth can deny that this guy is a visionary. I'm just thinking about The Dark Knight in 2008, Inception in 2010, then The Dark Knight Rises in 2012, and then this magnificent piece of cinema in 2014, just years later. He cares about his craft, surely! He doesn't take breaks, he puts care into his films unlike most of the blockbusters today, and most importantly, he knows how to do it. And he does it well.
Interstellar is pretty confusing as a movie, but that doesn't take anything away from the emotional themes, which I connected with most of the time since they made a lot of sense. Humanity and love are supposed to work hand in hand. Without either one, we wouldn't be able to function as a society. Interstellar presents this idea within a Sci-Fi movie, and it just works!
Is the film a bit long? I think so. Was Matt Damon's character super necessary for this to work? I'm gonna say no. But, the themes worked, and they worked very well, which is what I care about way more when I'm watching movies, rather than the technicalities.. though the visual effects and the cinematography are something else, I should add--icing on the cake.
I'm gonna have to watch this again, because a rewatch is almost necessary for this to fully work, but I'd like to think I can recognize a decent piece of cinema when I see it--Interstellar is a vision brought to life.