A batty swansong to a smart trilogy.
Christopher Nolan’s third Batman film is lumbered with self-awareness, as if the director and all his collaborators felt duty-bound to make Nolan’s final instalment in the saga of Bruce Wayne’s alter ego the biggest, loudest, most relentless...
Thanks to David Fincher, US studios are finally cottoning onto the idea that film franchises need not be the exclusive domain of Muggles and Twihards.
For better or worse, the franchise is the current sine qua non of mainstream American filmmaking—at once the defining trend, and the condition to which every studio executive aspires. When they work (Harry Potter, Twilight, Toy Story) they...
Numerous directors are pulling on the cape of Christopher Nolan for a chance to take over the prized Superman franchise.
It would appear that Christopher Nolan can do no wrong. The English filmmaker, who has gone from promising independent director to the creative impresario of event blockbusters in a single decade, is now reportedly on the verge of rebootin...
More impressive as a concept than as a movie.
Inception is an X-Box of a movie. It’s a 'puzzle film’ with terrifically impressive gee-wiz visuals wrung out of the current movie technology and a form that mimics (or is it a parodies?) interactive gameship. Here, Paris explodes and gets folded...
An intruiging mosaic of a film noir.
The film starts in actual rewind mode, as blood seeps back into a recently shot body and the bullet returns to the gun held by Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce). He's a former insurance investigator who suffers from having no short-term memory. This...