Screening Log #74: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Written by Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, and David S. Goyer, based on characters created by Bob Kane Directed by Christopher Nolan Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Gary Oldman, and Marion Cotillard     Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of making a comic book film lies in conceptualizing how the source … Continue reading

Inception (2010): The Uncontrollable Multi-Directionality of an Idea

Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon Levitt in Inception

Christopher Nolan’s Inception is both striking and familiar, culminating a decade of his thematic exploration and positing a Hamlet for the digital age.

Inception Reception

Nolan on Inception set

Full Disclosure: I have not yet seen Inception. I plan on attending tomorrow afternoon with a friend. However, leading up to this release there has been, of late especially, rather turbulent happenings in the film review community. A large-scale summer release by a director like Christopher Nolan is usually open ground for critical debate; following … Continue reading