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Ad Astra (James Gray, 2019) Plot Details

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achordion

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Reply #15 on: October 11, 2019, 02:11:47 AM
Currently in my top 5 for the year. Pretty masterful and thoughtful film.

James Gray doesn't make commercial films, and he is one of the best American filmmakers working today.


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Reply #16 on: October 11, 2019, 02:19:14 AM
it doesn’t disrobe your compliment, but this is an explicit commercial film within the intentions of Gray. call it like it is


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Reply #17 on: October 31, 2019, 04:37:14 PM
There's still an avalanche of great movies coming out in the next two months, still hard to imagine Ad Astra being displaced from my top five this year. Gray is another one of those directors who has yet to fuck up, delving into defining humanity's purpose in a magnified manner that has blown me away every time since WOtN. Yes, its through-line is umbilically attached to Apocalypse Now, but its rumination on mankind and familial psychological influence shuttles into fascinating spaces. Pitt kills it. Gray kills it. An incredibly moving outer space adventure drama.