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.
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.
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…
"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…
Ordinary into Extraordinary
Tudo perfeito: Montagem, fotografia, direção e, principalmente, roteiro!
*gets annoyed by every white guy in my film class who jacks off to Nolan movies*
other than that i enjoyed it
"Are you watching closely?"
I feel like this movie has to be watched multiple times to really be appreciated for what it is; a masterpiece. A movie that about magic tricks that is a magic trick itself. The first time I watched this movie it was pretty awesome but now on my fifth viewing of this movie I am convinced that this is one of the best movies of all time.
The opening line means so much. When you do watch closely everything just makes so much more sense. Lines of dialogue that just seem like ordinary lines suddenly have a huge weight behind them.
Admittedly, it is really hard to notice much of this on your first viewing of this movie but I find it amazing how even after watching this movie so many times already, I still manage to pick up things that I didn't notice before.
An exciting premise full of pulse-pounding drama, the film drops the ball at the end with a twist likely to enrage as much as it disappoints.
I want a Fallon.
It is not the "Dark Knight", "Inception", "Interstellar" which made me to fall for Christopher Nolan. It is this movie which did it. A movie of architectural beauty in the story and screenplay; an extraordinary direction and visuals accompanied by competing casts.
The alchemy unraveling before our eyes as the movie progresses centered around a story of two young magicians who competes with hot blood, obsession, white heat jealousy and rivalry, and making great sacrifices to end up as the best show man in the world of Magic. The complexity of the story is it's beauty; the architectural design of the screenplay adds to the core delight; the suspense edging at each of the scene is what makes the movie…
Christopher Nolan has made many great films, but only one stands out as the best. Mind-blowing, smart, emotional, and smart, the prestige does that all. This is by far my favorite Chris Nolan film! Also, this film has one of the best endings I have ever seen.
So, you're giving me Chris Nolan at the helm of a film that depicts a power struggle between Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale with Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, and even throwing in David Bowie as Nikola Tesla just for the heck of it? I'll take two.
- 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…