Interstellar needs to be three hours. The wonderful Nolan touch of making the incredible credible is here, making the fantastic mundane. He gives us the sense of entrapment and doom by taking the time to linger, helpless, as the earth begins to expire. We also get the slog of galactic travel, the time in distant space that feels like we’ve been somewhere remote and mostly boring. Distant planets are not immune to ennui.


Film has dream, film has music. No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul. - Ingmar Bergman