Christopher Nolan has done it again with Oppenheimer as the J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic is another epic masterpiece. Don’t let the 3-hour run time fool you because this one earns every minute of it. I left the theater once and that was only so I could refill a drink. At no point did this film ever feel slow because it had my attention for every single minute. It’s a film that must be experienced on…"Oppenheimer Is An Epic Masterpiece"
Interstellar is a science fiction thriller–now a classic–incorporating real science in the quest for new worlds and the fate of humanity. One does not necessarily need to understand the science behind the film to find it entertaining. Having an understanding would probably help. In any event, it is very much a Christopher Nolan thriller. His films have a way of getting bigger in terms of scale through the years. Dunkirk brought things back down to…"Interstellar: One Of The Best Sci-Fi Thrillers Ever Made"
The Prestige is a magical psychological thriller about a pair of feuding magicians with no shortage of edge-of-your-seat suspense. Christopher Nolan reteams with a number of his usual department heads as he reunites with his Batman Begins stars Christian Bale and Michael Caine for an adaptation of Christopher Priest’s (not to be confused with the comic book writer) 1995 novel. Nolan would adapt the script with his brother, Jonathan, for a number of years before…"The Prestige: A Magical Psychological Thriller"
Insomnia is the third feature film for filmmaker Christopher Nolan and gives him a bigger playground with a trio of Oscar winners. This is the only film in Nolan’s career that he didn’t write. One, it is a remake of an earlier Norwegian film. Two, Nolan has his first studio film and a medium-sized budget. Slowly but surely, everything is coming into place for taking his career to the next level with The Dark Knight…"Insomnia: Another Christopher Nolan Psychological Thriller"
Christopher Nolan’s sophomore feature, Memento, may confuse audiences with its non-linear narrative but it’s every bit as thrilling. Christopher Nolan wrote his own screenplay for Memento while brother Jonathan Nolan penned the short story. They were writing their own versions at the same time. This resulted in Christopher Nolan finishing the film prior Jonathan Nolan’s story being published. The film sticks to the same non-linear form of storytelling that Nolan used in Following. In this…"Memento: A Non-Linear Psychological Thriller"
Before Christopher Nolan moved onto blockbuster tentpoles, the filmmaker premiered Following during a 1998-99 festival run. Following is clearly in the vein of low-budget filmmaking. Because of the limited resources available, they only shot the film on weekends for nearly a year. While Nolan had written the neo-noir crime thriller chronologically, one can see how Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction would later influence the decision to edit into a non-linear story. It’s a…"Following – The First Christopher Nolan Feature"
Coinciding with Oppenheimer, To End All War: Oppenheimer & The Atomic Bomb follows the rise and fall of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. I went into this documentary with the thought that it would be around 40-44 minutes long. Instead, it is a feature-length documentary running about 87 minutes long. Regardless, it is a very informative and insightful documentary should one wish to learn about the scientist prior to seeing the film. I can also say…"To End All War: Oppenheimer & The Atomic Bomb"
Tenet is finally making its arrival on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray so audiences can view the film in the safest way possible during a pandemic. I enjoyed this film for what it is but Tenet is not the film to risk your life during a pandemic. I watched the film for the first time on a 43″ 4K TV. It is as close to the theatrical experience that I am going to get for…"Tenet Arrives Home On Blu-ray For Safe Viewing"
The Nolan Variations: The Movies, Mysteries, and Marvels of Christopher Nolan is the most in-depth look yet at the blockbuster auteur. Before I start this off, I want to stress my disappointment at seeing the Wachowskis get misgendered during the book’s introduction. How this gets past the editors and into the final print is beyond me. This is beyond infuriating! Nolan is in the category that very few filmmakers could ever hope to achieve. James…"The Nolan Variations by Tom Shone"
James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction arrives home on Blu-ray and DVD after the six-part documentary series aired in 2018. This limited documentary series, which originally aired on AMC, features just about every major person ever associated with the genre. Whether it’s filmmakers, visual effects designers, actors, or commentators, there is no shortage of commentary. The commentary, of course, is expertly weaved in with montage of film clips or archive footage. Most importantly, James Cameron’s…"James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction"