Friday, 31 October 2014


My friendly neighbourhood neighbour, Ben Eshmade was lucky enough to get a ticket to the preview of Christopher Nolan's Interstellar yesterday (envy... envy...), so I asked him if he could say a few words about it for Oranges, and this is what he said...

Interstellar is a lot to take in, to absorb, to consider, to understand. At just under three hours and with the whole fate of the human race at stake it's not a film to go and watch on a whim. Visually rich, immersive and constantly inventive, it feels like the film couldn't exist without those that went before in particular 2001, Tarkovsky's Solaris, Alien or even the more recent Gravity. As usual with Nolan it treads the line between arthouse surrealism and thought provoking mainstream shock and wow. I'm not sure I took it all in on the first viewing, but maybe that's the point. It's a love poem to the sixties space race, to the science fiction cinema of the era, and put simply a bold must see film from one of our greatest British filmmakers.

Ben Eshmade
Freelance Audio Producer, Presenter & Writer

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