When Christopher Nolan’s INTERSTELLAR is good, it is breathtakingly good. The story itself—laden with scientific ideas, discussions and debates—is secondary to the grand images that Nolan has created of outer space and uninhabitable planets. Nolan attempts to soften the scientific aspect of the film with family sentimental warmth; yet it still succumbs to the cold and calculated veneer that is a part of all Nolan films. There are good performances—especially Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey—and a great Hans Zimmer score that adds to making it a good 169 minutes experience. Watching it on an IMAX screen is also highly recommended.