All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Your mind is the scene of the crime.
Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another person's idea into a target's subconscious.
"Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.
The Wolf of Wall Street stars in Christopher Nolan's smart dreamy dream so much more than just a popcorn muchin' Hollywood blockbuster. Ocean waves. Sand castles. Mush. Godzilla's pal. JGL's natural born screen charisma. Falling house. Triple dream? Fast train. Top spin. Poor Lukas. Betting on a chance. Sir Michael Caine is the motherfucker. Ellen after Juno. Maze test. Complicated as fuck architectural work. You can share dreams? Grumpy strangers. Moving mirrors. Dreamin' like you're Biggie Smalls. Intense baby mama drama. The totem. The moment you realize Tom Hardy is the real deal. Why doesn't Dileep Rao act more? Cold water. Sgt. Barnes. Verbal Kint's best mate. Scarecrow. The crazy as fuck hunch that Christopher Nolan likes to use the…
With big films like this I tend to weigh different aspects of filmmaking and rate them separately. The final rating is then an average of all scores. I don't know why, but I feel I need to structure this review that way and try to give an accurate analysis. Whenever one of Nolan's films is criticized it tends to veer towards a right wrong discussion. Nolan has a huge fanbase and they are welcome to defend his films, but as a self proclaimed 'Nolan indifferent' I honestly have to say that I haven't enjoyed his latest efforts and often for the same reasons. I will try to write up how the final rating is compiled. My apologies in advance for…
"She locked away a secret deep inside herself. Something she once knew to be true, but chose to forget."
Inception is hard to talk about at this point because it was such a phenomenon when it was released that so many things (both good and bad) have already been said about it. It's not only hard to justify the existence of yet another review of the film because the chance that I'm going to say something new at this point is fairly low (I'm not), it's also hard because in order to articulate my opinion I have to make reference to all these other pre-existing opinions about the film and about Christopher Nolan as a filmmaker.
I was extremely excited…
Taking ideas from many sci-fi classics & seamlessly blending it with the ambience of James Bond thrillers, Inception is an original, inventive & ambitious sci-fi wonder from Christopher Nolan that manages to live up to its monumental hype & expectations amazingly well, and even today continues to be the subject of discussion amongst many movie-buffs, thanks to its multi-layered narration, surreal structure & ambiguous ending.
A contemporary sci-fi thriller set within the architecture of the mind, the story of Inception presents a future where technology exists to enter people's dreams & share them. The plot concerns Cobb; a highly skilled extractor notable for stealing ideas & confidential information from his target's subconscious, who assembles a team to carry out a near-impossible task for a wealthy businessman…
A week ago I wrote a particularly hateful piece on Christopher Nolan's latest abomination, The Dark Knight Rises. Since then I've been thinking hard, perhaps too hard, about why it is that I can't for the life of it enjoy the critically acclaimed “masterpiece” Inception. At the time it came out it was THE thing to talk about, nothing even came close to being as hot as the apparently intellectually stimulating blockbuster that is this movie. I had seen The Prestige, which I just loved, and the two Batman movies when I first saw it, so I was reasonably excited about it, especially because I'm a big fan of the Sci-Fi genre. The problems, however, are many-fold and it is…
One of the best blockbusters of the best ten years?
I'd say so.
One of the best blockbusters of my lifetime?
One of the best blockbusters of all time?
I like to think so.
Everything works together so well and not a single minute is wasted. It's also beautiful looking, well acted (Marion Cotillard is unreal), and has one hell of an ending. I hadn't returned to it since high school, and it definitely held up in my mind.
I don't think Nolan is anywhere near as talented as his legions will say, but this is pretty excellent. I can't imagine him topping it, and I mean that in the best way possible.
this Film is such a minefuck
If movies are shared dreams, then Christopher Nolan is surely one of the world’s most inventive dreamers, given the evidence of Inception. With its ambitious themes, elegant production design and a superb ensemble cast, he has proven his skill once again. Smart, innovative, and thrilling, Inception is that rare summer blockbuster that succeeds emotionally as well as intellectually, a film that takes radical, imaginative leaps on the way to its thrilling denouement. As layered dreamscapes crumble in a glorious symphony, as the subconscious maze unravels and characters reach catharsis, Inception attains a level of beautiful, high-class chaos that should be the envy of every filmmaker.
One of my favourite movies from this decade.
MOVIE A DAY FOR A YEAR - DAY 365
As I finally wrap up my year-long challenge, I will watch all of my top four favorite films today. I start with Inception, my number four pick. I don't think that I can write a full and comprehensive review of Inception, at least not now, because I'm afraid to. I don't think that I could possibly capture the essence of this film, and accurately describe why I love it so dearly. Maybe one day, when I have several hours to kill, I can actually put my head down and write about this one, but for now you'll just have to take my word for how amazing Inception really is.
Another scene I could use for my essay is the opening sequence of the film, where Dom Cobb infiltrates a dream in order to steal information. In this scene there is a dream within a dream and there is cross-cutting to alternate between the two dreams. Particularly the cross-cutting that happens around the "kick" in order to wake Dom up helps the audience to how the two dreams affect each other.
I'm not sure what the specific time is in the movie, because I found the scene on youtube, but this scene is the climax of the movie, when all of the layers of dream begin to collapse and the characters wake up between the different dreams. This complex style of editing is heavily dependent on cross-cutting which was made possible by DW Griffith's Lonedale Operator in 1911. The Lonedale Operator created cross-cutting as a stylistic innovation, but it opened up the door for films such as Inception that rely on cross-cutting for the plot of jumping back and forth between dreams and reality.
Summer blockbusters don't have to be stupid, and smart movies don't have to be slogs.
Throughout the movie, the characters go through so many levels that it would virtually seem impossible to pull off each challenge. At the end, they prove that they are not only masterminds, but also superhumans.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!