All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
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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.
An ingeniously crafted tale of twists & turns, a fascinating vignette of obsession & jealousy, and an interesting illustration of friendship & rivalry, The Prestige is a magical piece of thrilling cinema by Christopher Nolan which comes with its own set of pledge, turn & prestige moments just like any great magic trick and cleverly manages to take its ordinary premise & turn it into something truly extraordinary.
The Prestige is the story of a friendship that became a rivalry which later turned deadly. The plot concerns two renowned stage magicians in London near the end of the 19th century who engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate illusion but their increasing obsession to best each other's tricks eventually leads them…
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.
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…
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…
"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…
Set in 1800's London, two men once partners, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale) are now fierce rivals in the world of magic. Always looking for an edge to one-up the other by any means necessary.
Intelligent, thought out, perfectly crafted in every way. Never one time does the films direction get off course, even though it could have several times.
The Prestige is actually telling two stories, one being the plot of rivalries Magic, the other the tale of the two protagonist.
I can't remember seeing another film where it has managed to follow plot and character so close, and cleverly.
The use of trickery/magic which is the plots basis, is in Nolan's hand the whole…
Me sentí como en un acto de magia. Incluso te lo dice el personaje de Michael Caine al principio...y es exactamente como lo viví al estar viendo la pelicula, simplemente genial.
Christopher Nolan is an absolute master. This is a phenomenal very small and personal film. It is brilliantly captured, acted, directed, written, and so on. There really aren’t enough great things to say about this movie. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman have an unbelievable back and forth in one of their best movies for each of them. Every ancillary actor or actress is also 100% on point throughout the film. The especially brilliant thing about this movie is that, despite it having multiple grand twists at its conclusion it is endlessly re-watchable. This is because the story is so well told and the attention to detail throughout was so precise that you can actually follow how each thing is done and discerning eyes may have figured it out before it was revealed. This film, like its subject, is an absolute magic trick and Nolan truly created a work of art here. 10/10 in genre, 9-10/10 overall.
"Man's reach exceeds his imagination!"
Nolan is a fantastic human being.
How can a director be that good? I really don't understand it.
The Prestige is a nearly flawless film who sadly stands in the shadows of Nolans other movies like "The Dark Knight" "Inception" and "Interstellar".
And thats a damn shame because The Prestige isn't just as good as those films but it can probably exceed them too.
The Prestige is already beloved, but this masterpiece can never get to much praise!
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What absolute tosh. Some wobbly acting and a seriously dull script make this oneof Nolan's worst films. The first hour is dull the second one mildly diverting until the preposterously extended and ridiculous climax.
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The genius of this movie is in how it mirrors a magic trick. Everything you need to know is hidden right in plain sight, and it all seems so simple once you know the secret.
I thought that this movie was very well done but it was confusing at times. I got lost during the movie but pieced it all together at the end
A solid story and well paced. I'm not sure if we were supposed to know some of the revelations before they happened because they seemed very predictable. Despite this it still holds up to multiple viewings.
A big collection of films that might be considered as strange, mindfucking, surreal and weird. Sorted by year. Suggestions are…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!