not gentle, not a man, sometimes a scholar
Nolan's failings as a filmmaker have been well enumerated (often taking on an overly aggressive negative tone by aggravated formerly teenage/fans) but I think his strengths remain curiously never actually arrived at. Because even in his bad movies there is a certain charm that I don't think you can entirely write off as nostalgia or fake deep movies for teen boys.
That being said, a film about Oppenheimer from Nolan did, at first glance, cause deep fears in me. Because…