Christopher Nolan Retrospective: Film #1
Since Tenet is coming out...eventually, and I'm just super bored in my home at this point, I thought of doing a Nolan retrospective because it's been a long time since I've seen any of his films and I'm just curious as to how my opinions will vary now on the ones I have seen, and what I'll think of the two I haven't yet (those being Insomnia and this one).
As far as Following goes, I think it's a really really damn solid debut film. The shoestring budget shows its limitations, yes, but Nolan's creativity and lack-of-restraint feels really unique and one-of-a-kind here, much unlike some of his recent big, flashy, blockbuster outings. It's edgy, gritty, and needlessly complicated, but it works great. Mostly.