James Gray and the sins of the past...

What in the world do I mean by that?

I've been listening to Max Richter's score of Ad Astra (2019), James Gray's latest sci-fi meditation of fathers and sons. It treads very similar territory to so many films I've seen before that it's difficult at times to appreciate it on it's own merit. Gray himself has stated this, acknowledging that throughout the press tour for the film he has constantly been asked about the references to films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Apocalypse Now. It is strange, when one really thinks about it, how bizarre it is to

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