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In Defense of Film Critics Who Didn't Like 'The Dark Knight Rises'

Love it or hate it, The Dark Knight Rises isn't worth the type of outlandish responses received in light of the movie's initial reviews.

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G(OMG)lden Gl(OMG)bes: Thoughts on the 2011 Nominations

The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations have been announced and with them comes another bout of jaw dropping at the expense of The Hollywood Foreign Press Corps.

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Dream State: The Best/Worst Films of Summer 2010

Our choices for the Top Five Best/Worst films of the flawed 2010 summer movie season.

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Sowing Ideological Seeds

What if the specter of invasive identity manipulation is an excuse to avoid confronting the more insidious problem of our own collusion with the culture industry in shaping an acutely limited self?

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The Facts of Life in 'Inception', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind', and 'The Matrix'

Images of well-spoken men wearing dour expressions and designer suits have become to Christopher Nolan what terrycloth robes and light-sabers are to George Lucas or blood-spattered blades to Quentin Tarantino.

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Knowing Nolan... Again

Christopher Nolan is the bellwether for a new kind of filmmaker, one that successfully merges Hollywood classicism with the best of the post-modern revision.

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We Built Our Own World: Hans Zimmer and the Music of 'Inception'

Zimmer reveals why he brought along Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr for the Inception soundtrack, how his relationship with Nolan works, and why the music was inspired by both David Bowie and mathematician Roger Penrose.

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'Inception': Lost in the Labyrinth, Where Minotaurs Multiply

Christopher Nolan's Inception is part heist caper, part Jungian fugue-state, where dreams stack up inside each other like Russian nesting dolls.

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May This Summer Be Your Best Summer of Bad

Thus begins a few months of eschewing good taste and judgment, and finding some time to behave badly. If you’re so inclined to join me, follow these tips for a successful sunny season…

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Third Trailer for 'Inception' Is the Most Informative Yet

Similar to his colleague J.J. Abrams, Director Christopher Nolan has been running the kind of publicity campaign with trailers that offer scarce narrative information. The latest trailer reveals the most plot yet and proves why Inception is one of the most-anticipated blockbusters of the summer season.

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Latest Inception Trailer: Too Much Revealed? (trailer)

Christopher Nolan's much-hyped summer blockbuster has been building buzz with trailers cloaked in secrecy and fan speculation -- until now.


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