Review: Tenet

Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, John David Washington, Robert Pattinson One can only imagine the frustration felt by Christopher Nolan as a juggernaut larger than his own tentpole film took over its release. The feted director's fixation with controlling time must've never seemed so far from his reach as when Covid overtook him. Oh cruel … Continue reading Review: Tenet

The Best Films Of The Decade

I posted a list like this, broken out into 5 parts, earlier this year, then took it down again. I was triggered by a couple of other publications that dared to make their lists so early. This is an updated version. Long, but snugly housed all in the one post. It just requires a lot … Continue reading The Best Films Of The Decade

Review: Dunkirk

Director: Christopher Nolan Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Hardy Time. Time spent waiting. Time warped by distance. Time forgotten. Dream time. Christopher Nolan's cinema is an arena in which time is a constant preoccupation, repeatedly manipulated, palpated, stretched or re-sequenced as though the British director were trying to eclipse its influence through sheer will. … Continue reading Review: Dunkirk

Review: Interstellar

My major criticism of recent Christopher Nolan films (the pretty-great Inception and the rather-lacking The Dark Knight Rises) has been their rigidity. Nolan is a supremely accomplished and endlessly talented filmmaker, but his strengths flourish in a technical sense. His recent works have felt more like architectural achievements than films; dense, complex, fastidiously crafted. But watching them … Continue reading Review: Interstellar

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

So, The Dark Knight Rises, then. A film that has been ‘coming soon’ since August of last year. Teaser trailers… more posters than you can shake a stick at… It all boils down to this. This film. This event. Christopher Nolan’s crowning of the most legitimate of comic-book franchises. 2008’s The Dark Knight was a … Continue reading Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Review: Inception

***originally written 16 July 2010*** Christopher Nolan is largely without compare in the modern cinema landscape, in that he dares to sculpt intelligent, densely-plotted stories on the canvas of the multi-million dollar summer blockbuster. After The Dark Knight, when Inception was first announced, it would have been forgivable to expect a much smaller-scale movie as … Continue reading Review: Inception