‘Ad Astra’ Review: Brad Pitt Dazzles Amongst the Stars
If you loved Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey or Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, you will feel right at home in Ad Astra’s universe, imaginatively created by its director-cowriter, James Gray. The film’s title is taken from a popular Latin phrase “ad astra per aspera”--meaning “to the stars through hardships”--and that is exactly the trajectory Brad Pitt, as astronaut Major Roy McBride, is suddenly and violently thrust into.