Christopher Nolan
Features // 15 Articles
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News // 8 Articles
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Order, Chaos, and Faith: The Themes and Form of 'The Dark Knight'
15 Nov 2015 // 9:30 PM

Originally a story about the perils of combating organised crime, The Dark Knight makes several radical departures that frequently result in the main characters being split among tonally disparate contexts whose relevance to each other is not always immediately evident.

2014: A Most Mediocre Year
30 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

The odds of discovering gems like Boyhood felt thinner in 2014 than they have for quite some time.


40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 5:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.

A Call for the Academy to Reconceptualize the Best Original Score Category
16 Feb 2015 // 9:30 PM

So long as the Academy clings to a myopic definition of what an "original" score is, too many deserving composers will be left out come Oscar night.


'Dunkirk': "The Bodies Come Back"
24 Jul 2017 // 5:30 AM

Dunkirk turns war movie tropes inside out to articulate a broader theme, not only the truism that war is excruciating, but more profoundly, that war is always the same, that it repeats, that it cannot be won.

'Dunkirk' Is a Masterpiece of Overwhelming Realism
20 Jul 2017 // 6:00 AM

As uplifting as it is unrelenting, Christopher Nolan’s epic war thriller unites everyone in the most basic of objectives: survive to fight another day.


No Love for a 'Dark Knight' Yet Again
16 Jan 2013 // 5:00 AM

Christopher Nolan's Batman franchise has terrible awards luck. Ben Travers asks why...

In ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Money Matters
10 Aug 2012 // 2:00 AM

Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film shows the inhabitants of Gotham wrestling with issues of the real world, namely: money, class, and power.


Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar' Mulls Science and Soul
3 Nov 2014 // 9:42 AM

In Interstellar, the widescreen sci-fi epic from Christopher Nolan, opening Friday, Jessica Chastain plays a scientist with a head full of equations, and questions, about time, relativity, quantum mechanics.

Nolan-free ‘Justice League’ raises questions for Warner DC films
12 Jul 2012 // 7:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s

//Mixed media

'Knee Deep' Has a Great Setting That Ruins the Game

// Moving Pixels

"Knee Deep's elaborate stage isn't meant to convey a sense of spatial reality, it's really just a mechanism for cool scene transitions. And boy are they cool.

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