All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Are You Watching Closely?
A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.
Human nature is as destructive as it is constructive. We have the power and knowledge to build impressive constructions, invent machinery and technology that greatly alleviate our lives and can prove extremely beneficent for future generations. We are capable of love, we form families, have children. Everything is at our disposal, thanks to our ingenuity and love we have the opportunity to live in harmony. Yet we crave for more. We feel misunderstood, betrayed, we become cocky, blinded by desire and ambition, greed nests in our brains and hatred in our hearts. We hurt everyone around us, push away our dearest, turn our backs on anyone we ever cared for, we destroy and sacrifice everything that we so compassionately created…
After the disappointment of The Dark Knight Rises I wanted to revisit Nolan at his best. Whilst the film’s narrative structure is fragmented, much like the elusive puzzle at the heart of the story, it is deftly plotted where each component is revealed to fit neatly together and create a satisfying whole. The brilliance of the film is that it reveals everything to the audience at the very beginning. It tells you exactly how the trick is achieved early on, you just need to be paying attention. Yet, despite knowing how every twist and turn will play out the film still rewards repeated viewings which is very rare for this type of film. The twists are never cheap, they are…
Forget "The Dark Knight". Forget "The Dark Knight Rises". Forget even "Inception". This film matches the levels of greatness that "Memento", my favorite Nolan film, manages to reach, and it does it without telling the story backwards. This is dark, mysterious, captivating, intelligent, and is easily one of Nolan's most under rated films so far.
"Are you watching closely?" - Alfred Borden
Yeah...so, this is the film that had me all the way. It's sublime. It's one of the most intelligent films I've ever seen. It's got my mind working in over-drive. I'm over-heating. I can't say anything at all about this to people who haven't seen it, so I'll just babble on critically...
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is at the top of their game here. Particularly Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Their roles as hero and villain, protagonist and antagonist are constantly shifting between them, as they're both as equally flawed as one another. At first, they both look like they're horrifically uncomfortable in their roles with their foreign accents, but it doesn't…
Part one of Preparing (As much as Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
Ah, The Prestige. Such a magic trick, such a brilliant concept, such beautiful execution, such rich cinematography, such immaculate performances; the entire film is an example of Christopher Nolan as a magician. As a storyteller. As a master of the medium. And as one of the finest directors of the modern generation.
It might be my favorite of Nolan's work, and while that might change as I work through his filmography in anticipation for Interstellar, one fact that will never change is that The Prestige is incredible. Masterfully combining fantastical, dramatic, and surrealistic touches; Christopher Nolan weaves this biting little tale with such operatic grandeur that you want to…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of the best movies I've ever seen!
Acho que agora completei a lista dos filmes do Nolan. Bom roteiro e ótimas interpretações. Recomendo!
Ich hatte ihn besser in Erinnerung...
the Nolan Manifesto.
In a way, telling the story of rival magicians seems like a very apt thing for Christopher Nolan to do, as a writer/ director known for his own visual sleight-of-hand and misdirection.
The Prestige follows Robert Angier and Alfred Borden (Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale), former stage hands of a famous magician who become lifelong enemies after Angier's wife is drowned during a water escape trick. He blames Borden for using an experimental that she couldn't slip. They set up rival acts and actively sabotage each other in increasingly hostile acts of one-upmanship. The waters are muddied further by their mutual affection for new assistant Olivia (Scarlett Johansson).
At its core, the film is an exploration of masculine rivalry, obsession,…
This film grows on me every time watch and I agree that the film is far from perfect but it is fairly amazing. I wish that there would be magic films as good as this one rather than the two silly magic films that came out last year. Hugh Jackman is simply terrific in this film as is Christian Bale. A film about revenge and doubles. I don't think any other director could have made this film better than the end results. You could argue that the female cast doesn't get to do anything other than be a wife or be the two faced woman who plays both sides. This film is the perfect fall film to watch because the atmosphere of Nolan captures it perfectly.
My favourite film.
Nolans best. But I still think he makes movies to "smart" for his own good. And it was really disappointing to see how predictable the twist was.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…