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Sorry, We’re All We’ve Got: The Limits of Community in 2019’s Best Movies


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on Dec 10, 2019

In Ad Astra, Roy McBride travels across our solar system to reconnect with his distant father Clifford, only to find a driven man whose sole purpose is to determine whether intelligent life exists out there in that cold, empty universe. But his son already knows the answer: “We’re all we’ve got.” Brad Pitt’s line to Tommy Lee Jones doesn’t just neatly summarize James Gray’s sci-fi drama—it also serves as the unofficial theme of so many movies in 2019, a year in which the fleeting notions of community and family were the only things many characters had to hold onto. No […]

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