Review: “OPPENHEIMER,” an epic in the old Hollywood sense

The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb
Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and Robert Downey, Jr.
Directed by Christopher Nolan

It’s not often that a film without superheroes or Tom Cruise leaping from cliffs is shown in IMAX, let alone on 70mm film stock (remember film?). “Oppenheimer,” Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated, nearly three-hour solipsistic walk through J. Robert Oppenheimer’s complicated, extraordinary life demands to be seen on the largest screen possible: The IMAX experience not only makes the staging of ... more >


A unique movie experience
‎Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles and Tom Hardy
Directed by Christopher Nolan

I know, I know, you’re jaded. You’ve seen it all in hundreds, nay, thousands of movies. War movies, survival movies, hanging-on-by-the skin-of-your-teeth movies, abandon-hope movies, never-lose-hope movies. You’ve also seen admirable or despicable actions from soldiers, officers, and ordinary civilians. But trust me, you have never seen all of that brought together in a package such as Christopher ... more >


In Dunkirk, England Wins World War II. Again.

Cooler heads prevailed
Fionn Whitehead, Harry Styles and Tom Hardy
Directed by Christopher Nolan

For "Dunkirk" Christopher Nolan cast the puppy-eyed lead singer of One Direction, Harry Styles, as a British soldier during the famed 1940 evacuation. This is entirely appropriate. I say this because the British Army fought World War II with the ferocity of a boy band. I don’t understand why the British feel such a reflex to celebrate it. Here’s a trip down the the pathway of British military ... more >



Curiously fulfilling
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain
Directed by Christopher Nolan

The first thing to remember about “Interstellar” –Christopher Nolan’s fantastically-loopy apocalyptic father-daughter space saga is its nature as a scientific parable. Nolan, along with his brother and screenwriter Jonathan, are attuned to how scientific theory and discovery open new possibilities for story structure and mythic storytelling. In fact, the term “wormhole” in space comes from ... more >

Man of Steel

The superhero genre gets the Nolan treatment again
Henry Cavill and Amy Adams
Directed by Zack Snyder

I think we can all agree that whoever says blockbuster doesn't necessarily mean subtlety and intelligence. That's a fact. On the other hand, he who speaks "Christopher Nolan" speaks resurection, restoration and myth reinvented. "The Dark Knight" trilogy behind him, Nolan has been re-emerging as producer and screenwriter, on "Man of Steel," which to have added some zest and some pep. And who better ... more >

Tom Hardy

The Dark Knight Rises

Disguised as entertainment it feel like a foreboding prophecy
Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard
Directed by Christopher Nolan

UPDATE - Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims of the Denver theater shooting. We were  saddened by this tragic event. If “Inception“ found Christopher Nolan debating whether to surrender, Tarkovsky-like, the real world for the deepest levels of imagination, “The Dark Knight” Rises finds him already having taken the plunge. Where would you rather be as a musclebound ... more >


Next in line of the D.C. Comics franchise

"I'm Gotham's reckoning," the joker (played by Tom Hardy) says under his weird WWII-styled gas mask. That's enough to make any Marvel Comics fans drunk with joy. A brand-new trailer of The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Brothers) has been released today, sending tremors through Gotham City. Dark Knight Rises was directed by Christopher Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ann Hathaway, ... more >