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James Gray’s Obsession With Father Figures Lives on in ‘Ad Astra’

20th Century Fox/Ringer illustration Turns out the “Dad Astra” joke on Twitter is actually pretty fitting ... The tagline for James Gray’s latest film, Ad Astra, starring (and produced by) Brad Pitt, could be applied to all of the director’s movies: “The answers we seek are just outside our reach.” In this space adventure, Pitt... go to Article >

Brad Pitt On How ‘Ad Astra’ Digs At Notions Of Masculinity: “Is There A Better Definition For Us?” – Venice

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In James Gray’s Ad Astra, Brad Pitt plays an astronaut traveling to the farthest reaches of our solar system to find his lost father and grapple with existential questions. And at the heart of the film, Pitt said at its Venice press conference... read more

Ad Astra review – Brad Pitt on a thrilling Freudian space odyssey | Peter Bradshaw's film of the week

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With echoes of Apocalypse Now and 2001, James Gray’s spectacular epic dispatches Pitt on an interplanetary mission to find his missing father Brad Pitt never looked more beautiful than in this mesmeric, flawed, superbly photographed and designed... read more

‘Ad Astra’ and the Science (Fiction) of Unstable Astronauts

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20th Century Fox/Ringer illustration The new Brad Pitt movie features a familiar trope: people going mad as they explore deep space. Does science back up these depictions, or is it just a Hollywood invention? As Brad Pitt’s Roy McBride... read more

Brad Pitt On Making 'Ad Astra,' Processing Trauma And Channeling David Bowie

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In the near future, resources on Earth are limited, space pirates fight for control of the moon, and travel into deep space is possible. At least that's the future in Ad Astra, directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt. In the new sci-fi... read more

Ad Astra review: Brad Pitt reaches the stars in superb space-opera with serious daddy issues

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The actor blasts off in search of long-lost pops Tommy Lee Jones in James Gray’s intergalactically po-faced take on Apocalypse Now Brad Pitt is an intergalactic Captain Willard, taking a fraught mission up-river in James Gray’s Ad Astra, an... read more

Ad Astra review: Brad Pitt sulks in outer space

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Pitt’s tormented astronaut goes in search of his long-lost father in James Gray’s ambitious but slightly hokey sci-fi saga “2001 meets Apocalypse Now” may be the preferred pitch for this self-consciously philosophical science-fiction adventure... read more

Redefining the Hero's Journey in James Gray's "Ad Astra"

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When we watch blockbuster movies, especially ones akin to an epic, the stories often focus on the journey as a whole instead of the little moments that would seem trivial in comparison to the significance of the characters' quest, especially... read more

‘Joker’ Is Both a Superhero Movie and Oscar Bait

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Getty Images/Warner Bros./Ringer illustration Todd Phillips’s film isn’t a masterpiece, but it could win awards and change the midbudget-film landscape into another superhero playground Even though it feels like we’ve been discussing the... read more

The 14 best Brad Pitt performances, ranked — and his worst

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Since the late 1980s, Brad Pitt has dazzled audiences with his good looks, evolving acting chops, and varied role choices. All three are evident this year alone with Pitt's performances in "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood" and "Ad Astra" (in... read more

10 new trailers you need to watch: The Irishman, El Camino, Frozen 2, and more

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Downton Abbey beat Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Stand last week in ticket sales, and this week we’ve got a couple of new contenders that might go after the top spot, including an animated feature (Abominable) and a film based on Judy Garland’s life... read more