Ever notice how Christopher Nolan’s movies (Interstellar, Inception, The Prestige) feel like an anxiety attack? Well, maybe that’s overstating things a bit. But the director does have a knack for creating an unnerving degree of tension. Turns out he’s using a little bit of musical magic to do it.
It shouldn’t take very much to sell someone on the thought of a Christopher Nolan war movie. Dunkirk is about what happens after the clashing of armies, focusing on a British retreat at the beginning of World War II trapped in a battle for time. It’s bleak, it’s beautiful, and it’s one of the greatest war movies I’ve…
Regardless of what you think of Inception’s ambiguous ending, if the film were released in 2017, it’s safe to assume that the final scene with the spinning top would have played out a bit differently—with a much, much more fitting and distracting reveal.
The prospect of Christopher Nolan directing a James Bond film is one that makes both film fans and studio executives salivate. It’s not something that’s happening just yet—but in a new interview, Nolan admitted he’s been tempted to do it and has actually had discussions about it.
The Dark Knight is very probably the best superhero movie of all time and that has a lot to do with Joker being the best villain and Christopher Nolan being a fantastic director but it also has to do with... Michael Mann? Here’s a video from Glass Distortion that shows scenes from The Dark Knight next to scenes from…
When you think of mash-ups, I bet Chris Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and Edgar Wright’s kinetic take on Scott Pilgrim vs. The World are not what you’d think of as easy bedfellows. And yet, as this brilliant trailer proves, they’re pretty bloody great together.
Is there really any doubt that Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight is the best Batman movie? Sure, arguments can be made for others but, with his second film, Nolan was able to strike a perfect balance of all things Batman, and thus anchor a legendary trilogy.
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.
Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight came out almost eight years ago. That’s so long! But even though it’s box office dominance feels quaint by today’s standards, it’s still fantastic, and these posters will remind you why.
Christopher Nolan may be known as being the director who brought Batman back from the dead—but before that, he made one of the best films of this century. It’s called Memento, and it stars Guy Pierce as a man with anterograde amnesia who tries to solve a murder.
James Bond movies are generally ridiculous, although they run the gamut from Casino Royale to Moonraker. Spectre, the new one that’s out today, is definitely one of the more ridiculous of the bunch—but holds itself with a kind of overly grim dignity, like a teenage executioner. The good news? The action sequences are…
The very first teaser for Batman Begins had a laser-guided focus: to remind you that this was far from the goofy Batmans of Forever, of Batman & Robin or Batman ‘66. But apparently, its bleak monologuing was even a bit too much for the actual (and plenty grim) movie itself.
Warner Bros. has been trying to make a live-action Akira movie for as long as we can remember. Multiple filmmakers, actors, and writers have unsuccessfully tried to adapt the graphic novel turned iconic animated film for Hollywood. Now comes the biggest Akira rumor yet.
Anytime Christopher Nolan finishes a movie, we take notice. Both for the movie itself and for the infinite possibilities of what he’ll do next. It turns out, after Interstellar, the director made a short documentary, it’s already done and screening in New York City this August.
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.