Episode 142: Ad Astra

This week, Morgan and Gavia dive into James Gray's space epic Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. They break down the film's many cinematic influences, discuss the effects of studio interference, and praise its depiction of toxic masculinity.

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James Gray’s Journey from the Outer Boroughs to Outer Space,” Nathan Heller, The New Yorker

How Brad Pitt’s ‘Ad Astra’ survived delays, a tweaked ending and a Disney adoption,” Mark Olsen, The L.A. Times

Brad Pitt Is Still Searching,” Zach Baron, GQ

The Planets, the Stars and Brad Pitt,” Kyle Buchanan, The New York Times