The Theory of Everything

Directed by David Marsh Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox Review:  3.5 stars (of five) The Theory of Everything is a decently engaging biopic whose main flaw–not getting deep enough into either the importance of Stephen Hawking’s science or the mechanics of a powerful love–is mitigated by terrific performances from its lead actors. Eddie Redmayne is amazing as Hawking, from doctoral student on the verge of physical decline to utterly immobilized genius, that astonishing mind trapped in a twisted, mute body.  There are three phases to Redmayne’s performance. At the film’s beginning,...

Interstellar (and in...

Cowritten and directed by Christopher Nolan Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine Review: Incomplete, but leaning toward 2.5-3 stars This isn’t quite a review of Interstellar. My IMAX screening of the film broke down three-quarters of the way through...