Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

The "Miracle at Dunkirk" has enthralled people since it transpired on the coast of northern France in the early days of World War II. The "miracle" itself occurred after a large number of Allied forces - including British, French, Canadian and Belgian troops -¬† became cut off by the rapid German advance during the Battle…Read more Film Review: Dunkirk (2017)

Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

There was a time when Christopher Nolan was cinema's golden boy. After the success of his early films, and especially after legitimizing the comic book film (with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) as a serious art form, it appeared that the director could do no wrong. Yet, in the interim between 2008 and 2012 it…Read more Film Review: Interstellar (2014)

Film Review: Gravity (2013)

A heartbreaking fact about the past seven years of cinema has been the deep void left by Alfonso Cauron, who had last surfaced with one of the best films of 2006, Children of Men. Cauron finally returned to the silver screen this year is with another massive cinematic vehicle and has received an inordinate amount…Read more Film Review: Gravity (2013)

“A Man Can Run Out of Things to Live For” – On the Ethos of Superhero Film Love Interests

Wolverine has always been a tormented soul, a social pariah damned by his stunted aging and propensity for berserker rage. He is a character with meat on his bones and certainly one of the richer creations in the X-Men pantheon. Of course, much of that complexity has never been effectively addressed in the various film…Read more “A Man Can Run Out of Things to Live For” – On the Ethos of Superhero Film Love Interests

“Don’t Lose Your Way” – Thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Transformation from Hard-Boiled Nihilist to Simpering Moralizer

From the ice-cold amorality of his debut feature, Following, to the electrifying and nihilistic conclusion of Memento, Christopher Nolan's film career seemed to once hold great promise. However, in the years that followed Nolan's sensibilities changed dramatically. This seismic change is evident not only in his films possessing¬† a continually inflated scope, or his casts…Read more “Don’t Lose Your Way” – Thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Transformation from Hard-Boiled Nihilist to Simpering Moralizer