Three years ago, Superman got his own Christopher Nolan-influenced movie reboot, full of brooding portents and Kryptonian politics. Man of Steel was a pretty good movie, albeit one with serious flaws. Now the sequel is out, and it deals with a lot of the same ideas and themes. And fumbles them completely.
This weekend, a new man dons the famous cape and cowl. To mark the occasion, we decided to go back and see how Keaton and Bale, via Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman and Christopher Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins, held up. Spoiler alert—they hold up really, really well.
Closeups on hands might seem like too small a detail to become a trademark of a director’s visual style, but looking back on Nolan’s oeuvre shows just how much they reveal about his characters.
Christopher Nolan’s film The Prestige is one of my absolute favorites, and it’s one that I can reliably go to over and over and still be thrilled at the twists and turns. In this video essay, Nerdwriter takes a look at the film’s structure and how it plays into the plot.
I love watching Honest Trailers' takedown of movies because they highlight actual problems, they're actually really funny and they have no sacred cows. They can skewer Michael Bay right next to burning down everyone's post-Dark Knight shrine to Chris Nolan. Here they are hilariously ripping up Interstellar.
The final act of Interstellar was a bit of mess, packed with feel-good mystical pseudoscience that was out of place in a sometimes glorious space opera. It turns out that ending was all director Christopher Nolan's idea and that Jonathan Nolan's original script called for a more straightforward—and darker—ending.
Christopher Nolan's space epic Interstellar is one of the most visually striking films in recent memory. It's easy to forget that behind the imagery is the meticulous sound production that ties it all together.
If you want to know what a filmmaker is really like at their core, watch their first movie. Thanks to tiny budgets and a lack of experience, these movies tend to be very direct in style, and a lot more honest. Following is exactly that. It's a boiled down collection of what went on to be Christopher Nolan's main…
There's something exceptional about Interstellar that everyone should experience—it is a moviemaking "alignment of stars" akin to the perfect storm in music that lead to Woodstock. It's a film so extravagant in nature, it was projected in 70mm, a format equal to the scale of its fantastic story, and shot on IMAX 65mm.
Interstellar is Christopher Nolan's end-of-the-world space epic. It is beautiful and ambitious and incredible from beginning to end. But it's impossible for me to rehash someone else's masterpiece. You need to see Interstellar for yourself.
Christopher Nolan's Inception is a delightfully surreal look at merging the worlds of dream and reality - but this video essay from Brows Held High takes a deep dive into Nolan's surrealist influences as well as Inception's flirtation with the greatest filmmaking illusion of all: the Narrative.
Wired just published a meaty feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Interstellar. Thorne, one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists, worked with director Christopher Nolan to ensure that depictions of things like black holes and wormholes would be accurate in the film. And also spectacular.
You might not think it at first, but WALL-E and Interstellar share some similarities in their premise - what with a ruined Earth being abandoned by Humanity for pastures new among the stars. But their realities become even closer in this trailer that shows you just how editing can completely change a movie's tone.
It's no surprise that I love this. This movie trailer uses footage from Wall-E, my favorite Pixar movie ever, and transforms the story to match the trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, which from what we've seen so far, is going to be fantastic. The result? An absolute thrill ride.
Holy shit, we're all fired up for Christopher Nolan's save the world space epic, Interstellar. It doesn't hit theaters until November 7, but in the meantime I got to experience a little bit of it with the help of an Oculus Rift.
Excited for Interstellar? A lot of people are - except a growing contingent of Theatre owners angry about Christopher Nolan's decision to have the awesome-looking sci-fi movie début early in Cinemas that can show it through analog projectors.
I like some of Christopher Nolan's movies more than others. And I like The Dark Knight—although mostly because of Heath Ledger. But, after watching this The Dark Incredibles trailer, I have the feeling that a dark version of Brad Bird's movie would suck.
This brand new Interstellar takes us all a little bit further into the vast universe that director Christopher Nolan is ready to explore. Watch as Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConaughey blast off into beautiful space.
We've been excited about Christopher Nolan's new epic, Interstellar, for some time. But the arrival of a brand new trailer, revealing an emotional Matthew McConaughey preparing to save us Earthlings from imminent starvation, is still thrilling. It's like the Great Depression meets 2001: A Space Odyssey—in a good way.
Nowadays, when you go see a big movie, you assume everything is going to be computer animation and greenscreen, and nothing is real. But a lot of the biggest, craziest movie stunts, past and present, have been entirely practical. Here are some of the most complicated stunt sequences that were created in reality.