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Stuck In Stories: The Films Of Christopher Nolan

2 hours ago | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk arrives this weekend and it's arriving to predictably good reviews. His poorest reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes is Interstellar at 71%. He has four films (including Dunkirk, so far) reviewed in the 90s. As a director, his movies have grossed more than $4 billion, making Nolan one of the most successful filmmakers of all time. His films are master classes in storytelling, and this is all the more impressive when one considers that, for the most part, he's making all of his films about the same thing.

Christopher Nolan is perhaps the purest of storytellers. All of his movies, over and over again, are stories about storytelling itself. Perhaps this arose when he was yet a boy, at an age somewhere between nine and twelve, when he decided that he wanted to make movies professionally. Perhaps this decision at such a young age is the reason that he »

- Brian Jasper

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Movie Review: Dunkirk

4 hours ago | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

“There’s no hiding from this, son,” Mr. Dawson (Mark Rylance) warns Cillian Murphy’s character after he is rescued at sea. Dawson is referring to the German forces that surround the Allies at Dunkirk, but he could be referring to what the audience is experiencing as well. There’s no hiding from Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece as it grips you from the first scene and doesn’t let go until the credits start to roll. If you’re looking for moments of levity or comedic relief, you won’t find any in this quick-paced 107-minute adrenaline rush of a film. Nolan is here to tell a specific story about one of the most crucial moments of World War II and he does so by putting the audience right in the middle of the action. While other war films will increase intensity by making the audience identify emotionally with characters, »

- Scott Davis

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Movie Review – Dunkirk (2017)

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Dunkirk, 2017.

Written and Directed by Christopher Nolan.

Starring Fionn WhiteheadTom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Harry StylesAneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, James D’Arcy, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney.

Synopsis:

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

The evacuation of Dunkirk is one of the most momentous events in history, let alone World War II. The way director Christopher Nolan treats the subject matter is with incredible respect, never glorifying the situation with lots of violence or explosions. Rather, he lets the intensity of the film build and speak for itself, immersing the audience in the tension throughout the film.

Right from the very first frame, Dunkirk doesn’t let go of the tension. Instead of having a load of exposition, it places the audience right in the middle »

- Ricky Church

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Review: Dunkirk

20 July 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: The evacuation of Dunkirk, from the perspective of the soldiers stranded on the beach, to the civilian fleet that evacuated them, and the Raf pilots in the air that tried to protect them. Review: Dunkirk may be Christopher Nolan’s most fully realized film to date, and that’s saying something. The Dark Knight trilogy, Memento, The Prestige, Inception and Interstellar are all brilliant... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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The Preview Reel: Will Dunkirk Win the Week?

20 July 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Welcome to this week’s “Preview Reel” column, where we look at the week’s upcoming wide release movies. With Baby Driver opening three weeks ago, followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes just last week, and Dunkirk this week, we are unquestionably in the best stretch of this summer’s wide releases. Enjoy it, because August looks bleak. This is also a rare week where we don’t have a sequel or reboot opening as we have three intriguing “new” releases: Christopher Nolan’s World War II epic Dunkirk, Luc Besson’s space adventure Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and the R-rated comedy Girls Trip. There’s seemingly something for everybody this week.

Dunkirk

What we are excited about: Christopher Nolan is one of the most celebrated directors of the 21st century. With films like Memento, Inception, The Prestige, and of course the Dark Knight trilogy, »

- Scott Davis

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‘Memento’ Honest Trailer: The Memory Mockery Unfolds in Reverse

20 July 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

With Dunkirk hitting theaters this weekend, everyone is talking about the filmography of director Christopher Nolan. That’s why Screen Junkies has taken aim at the filmmaker’s breakthrough film Memento for their latest edition of Honest Trailers, and they’ve taken a cue from the narrative style of the film to structure their video. Watch the Memento […]

The post ‘Memento’ Honest Trailer: The Memory Mockery Unfolds in Reverse appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Poll: What’s the Best Christopher Nolan Movie?

19 July 2017 12:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The reviews are in, and “Dunkirk” may be Christopher Nolan’s best movie yet.

Variety‘s awards editor Kristopher Tapley called the director’s latest “the first slam-dunk Oscar contender of 2017”; chief film critic Peter Debruge praised it as “a bravura virtual-eyewitness account from multiple perspectives — one that fragments and then craftily interweaves events as seen from land, sea and air.”

But Nolan has a long line of lauded films that came before “Dunkirk,” going back to 1998’s “Following.” A couple of years later came “Memento,” cementing a base of loyal fans who turn out to the box office to solve his cinematic puzzles.

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The director also made his mark in the comic book genre, introducing Christian Bale’s Batman in “Batman Begins” and following it up with the massively popular “The Dark Knight,” which won Heath Ledger a posthumous Oscar for his portrayal of the Joker. He »

- Variety Staff

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Christopher Nolan’s Memento gets an Honest Trailer

19 July 2017 6:37 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk opening in cinemas this week [read our reviews here and here], Screen Junkies has released an Honest Trailer for the acclaimed filmmaker’s 2000 breakthrough film Memento.

You’ll meet Leonard, a single-mindedly obsessed white guy with slicked back hair aka your typical Christopher Nolan protagonist. He’s a short-term amnesiac who can’t remember anything after his injury — except for the details of the condition he developed after his injury. Thrill, as Lenny attempts to keep his world in order in a pre-smartphone era while utilizing polaroids, pen and paper, and of course — his tattoos. He won’t rest until he gets revenge for the death of his wife, even though it seems like they didn’t have the best relationship to begin with.

Return to an era when all the best movies lie to you until the very end and experience a twisting story told in reverse where you already »

- Gary Collinson

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Kong: Skull Island' Alternate Endings, How 'Valerian' Influenced 'Star Wars' and More

18 July 2017 11:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day: Kong: Skull Island is now on home video, so here are some amusing animated alternate ways the movie could have gone:   Movie Influences of the Day: MatPat of the Film Theorists looks at how much the source material for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets influenced the Star Wars movies:   Movie Takedown of the Day: With a new Christopher Nolan movie in theaters this week, Honest Trailers gives facetious praise to Memento in backwards fashion:   Mash-up of the Day: Dwayne Johnson is playing Black Adam in the DC Extended Universe, and he voiced Maui in Moana, so BossLogic gives...

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Memento Honest Trailer Is Told In Reverse

18 July 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

The creative team at Screen Junkies is back to have us laughing once again with another Honest Trailer: this time for Christopher Nolan's Memento. »

- Bobby Anhalt

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Our favourite Christopher Nolan scenes in time for Dunkirk

18 July 2017 10:23 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Our favourite Christopher Nolan scenes in time for DunkirkOur favourite Christopher Nolan scenes in time for DunkirkAdriana Floridia7/18/2017 12:23:00 Pm

Christopher Nolan is a one-of-a-kind filmmaker whose legacy is undeniable.

This is the man responsible for an impeccable merging of genres that create magical and spell-binding human dramas, and he always leaves us with our jaws dropped.

Arguably the best superhero series ever is Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, where he took the most prolific hero of them all, Batman, and created a dark and sinister series that contains what many would consider the best film of its kind ever made, The Dark Knight. He is the master of making challenging cinema that still manages to have a blockbuster appeal, with films like Inception, The Prestige and Memento.

This week Nolan returns with his highly anticipated World War II film, Dunkirk. It's a big shift for the filmmaker, and early »

- Adriana Floridia

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Dunkirk Review: A Thrilling Exercise In Storytelling & Filmmaking

18 July 2017 8:56 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

For the past several years, filmmaker Christopher Nolan has been experimenting with some pretty big, outlandish ideas. If you take a look at the trend in his original films, The Prestige, Inception, and Interstellar, you can see a trend there that delves both inwards and outwards of the human psyche. For a man who’s tackled the deepest depths of the imagination, as well as the farthest reaches of outer space…where would he go next?

For his latest film, Dunkirk, Nolan has his most grounded subject matter yet in the form of a relatively obscure rescue mission that, to my knowledge, has received little to no screen time in decades past. However, if you were going into this hoping for something along the lines of Saving Private Ryan, Hacksaw Ridge, or even Apocalypse Now, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Dunkirk, it seems, was little more than a setting for »

- Joseph Medina

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‘Dunkirk’: Why Christopher Nolan’s War Epic Is a Certain Oscar Contender

18 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Christopher Nolan and the Oscars have a love-hate relationship. He’s been nominated for only three Oscars, two for Original Screenplay: “Memento” in 2000 and big-scale epic “Inception” in 2010. That year, he was also nominated as a producer of “Inception,” which followed the surprising omission of  “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture contention in 2009. That pushed the Academy to change its rules to allow more Best Picture slots, which might encourage more people around the world to watch the Oscars.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan’s films have mostly cleaned up in the technical realm. Cinematographer Wally Pfister was nominated for “Batman Begins,” “The Prestige,” and “Inception,” which landed eight nominations and four wins (for Pfister, sound editing and mixing, and VFX) . The Academy voters punished sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” with no nominations at all. And »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Dunkirk’: Why Christopher Nolan’s War Epic Is a Certain Oscar Contender

18 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Christopher Nolan and the Oscars have a love-hate relationship. He’s been nominated for only three Oscars, two for Original Screenplay: “Memento” in 2000 and big-scale epic “Inception” in 2010. That year, he was also nominated as a producer of “Inception,” which followed the surprising omission of  “The Dark Knight” for Best Picture contention in 2009. That pushed the Academy to change its rules to allow more Best Picture slots, which might encourage more people around the world to watch the Oscars.

Read More‘Dunkirk’ Review: Christopher Nolan’s Monumental War Epic Is The Best Film He’s Ever Made

Nolan’s films have mostly cleaned up in the technical realm. Cinematographer Wally Pfister was nominated for “Batman Begins,” “The Prestige,” and “Inception,” which landed eight nominations and four wins (for Pfister, sound editing and mixing, and VFX) . The Academy voters punished sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” with no nominations at all. And »

- Anne Thompson

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'Dunkirk' Review: Christopher Nolan's WWII Epic May Be the Greatest War Film Ever

18 July 2017 6:36 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

From first frame to last, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is a monumental achievement, a World War II epic of staggering visual spectacle (see it in IMAX if you can) that hits you like a shot in the heart. Leave it to a filmmaking virtuoso at the peak of his powers to break both new ground and all the rules – who else would make a triumphant war film about a crushing Allied defeat? And who but Nolan, born in London to a British father and an American mother, would tackle WWII without America in it? »

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‘Dunkirk’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

17 July 2017 5:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The early reviews of “Dunkirk” are in, and critics seem to be singing director Christopher Nolan’s praises.

Hitting theaters this Friday, Nolan’s World War II epic is currently averaging 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, thanks to overwhelmingly positive reviews.

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Critics almost unanimously complimented Nolan’s ability to seamlessly interweave the Allied evacuation from three different perspectives: land, air, and sea. They also applauded the filmmaker’s decision to cast an ensemble of newcomers (Fionn WhiteheadTom Glynn-Carney, and Jack Lowden) alongside pop star Harry Styles, who is making his film acting debut.

The drama has already stirred up significant buzz, set to open with the widest 70Mm release in 25 years. One thing is clear based on early reviews — and that’s that Nolan’s vivid storytelling is likely make him a serious Oscar contender, with Entertainment Weekly’s Chris Nashawaty calling “Dunkirk,” “easily »

- Rebecca Rubin

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Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Is the First Slam-Dunk Oscar Contender of 2017

17 July 2017 2:20 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It was shocking.

Warner Bros. had played all the right notes with “Inception.” A summer blockbuster that quickly took on a prestige sheen, Christopher Nolan’s mind-warping actioner was easily one of the year’s best films. With overwhelming critical, popular and industry approval, it was instantly set on a crash-course for a best picture Oscar nomination.

A director bid, meanwhile, seemed a foregone conclusion, particularly in the wake of Nolan’s 2008 “The Dark Knight,” which came up short in the major categories and, in part, led to the film Academy’s decision to expand the best picture field to better accommodate movies of its ilk. But “Inception” was a step above in this regard, bravura filmmaking, the kind of entertainment directors only dream of conjuring (no pun intended). Nolan was secure.

Then: the nominations. Not only was Nolan passed over for directing, but somehow, a film built on its structure and editorial prowess was ignored by »

- Kristopher Tapley

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‘Dunkirk’ And Christopher Nolan Have Oscars In Their Sights

17 July 2017 1:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

There are often serious disadvantages to be labeled an Oscar-bait picture. The perception of being a movie greenlit partially with the intent of earning Academy Award nominations (because let’s be frank, it’s always about making money first from a studio perspective) can be a heavy burden to bear. In many ways, it’s something Christopher Nolan has dealt with ever since he burst onto the scene in 2000 with “Memento” and earned a Best Original Screenplay nomination the next year.

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- Gregory Ellwood

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Film Review: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’

17 July 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Steven Spielberg laid claim to the Normandy beach landing, Clint Eastwood owns Iwo Jima, and now, Christopher Nolan has authored the definitive cinematic version of Dunkirk. Unlike those other battles, however, this last was not a conventional victory, but more of a salvaged retreat, as the German offensive forced a massive evacuation of English troops early in World War II. And unlike those other two directors, Nolan is only nominally interested in the human side of the story as he puts his stamp on the heroic rescue operation, offering a bravura virtual-eyewitness account from multiple perspectives — one that fragments and then craftily interweaves events as seen from land, sea and air.

Take away the film’s prismatic structure and this could be a classic war picture for the likes of Lee Marvin or John Wayne. And yet, there’s no question that the star here is Nolan himself, whose attention-grabbing approach alternates among three strands, chronological »

- Peter Debruge

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‘Dunkirk’: Edgar Wright and Rian Johnson Praise Christopher Nolan’s ‘All Timer’

13 July 2017 1:18 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Dunkirk” reactions continue to roll in, and at least two of Christopher Nolan’s contemporaries are highly impressed with his new World War II drama starring Tom Hardy. Edgar Wright and Rian Johnson both took to Twitter to praise the film: “A pause in plugging my own movie to say: ‘Dunkirk’ is a powerful, immersive, intense masterpiece that demands it be seen on the big screen,” tweeted the “Baby Driver” director.

Read More: ‘Dunkirk’ First Reactions Are Overwhelmingly Positive, Praise Christopher Nolan’s ‘Masterclass’ WWII Movie

Dunkirk is an all timer,” wrote Johnson, who’s directing this year’s “Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.” “It’s so good it feels like a war movie you’d discover on TCM at 2am. You expect Lee Marvin to show up in it.” The review embargo for “Dunkirk” has yet to lift, but social-media reactions from advance screenings have likewise been positive. »

- Michael Nordine

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