Daily Archives: December 15, 2014

When I was young, certain movies really hit me. Planet of the Apes and Bullitt come to mind. I was 10 when those movies were released and it began my fascination with cinema.

Matthew McConaughey stars in Interstellar
Matthew McConaughey stars in Interstellar

In my early 20s, I was again affected by movies like Gandhi, Platoon and The Killing Fields.

But it's been a long time since a movie has hit me as hard as the latest from director Christopher Nolan.

Interstellar should  be considered mandatory watching for all students. In fact, it should be mandatory watching for just about everyone.

Set in the near future, food supplies are dwindling and blight has destroyed almost every form of crop other than corn. A constant battle against dust storms is literally choking civilization.

There are no more wars because there is no need to fight. Countries are focussed on survival, and are failing.

Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) is a farmer and (more…)