Interstellar is the type of movie that only a director like Christopher Nolan could make at the peak of his success. It’s the type of grand, sweeping, thoughtful epic that scares off studios unless you’re a filmmaker who could seemingly make $700 million at the box office by farting on celluloid. At the same time, it’s also the type of film that could only be made by a filmmaker who has been given so much power that no one is willing to question any of his decisions. If you’ve seen Dark Knight Rises, then you’ll know exactly what that means in both the good ways and the bad. There are astoundingly beautiful sequences and also some incredibly boneheaded dialogue and plot holes big enough to fly a spaceship through (which literally happens at one point).