This should have been much better than it was.
"But then what happens? People forget. They don't remember. They don't care. They just don't care."
Long, but not languid. Moralistic, but not didactic. Grand, but never gaudy. Martin Scorsese, Director Emeritus, once again audits the sins and ghosts of American history, this time in a sprawling and tragic Western.
Joined by his cinema family - his chosen boys and perennial totems Bob and Leo, and of course his faithful apostles Thelma and Robbie Robertson - Scorsese endows us with…
Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" is not self-important. It’s actually important.
It's not often these days that we see a film whose stakes are quite literally the fate of the world that is devoid of aliens and multiverses and intellectual property for children. Nolan proves it's still possible to make pictures of this magnitude about universal consequences, about the future of mankind, without stooping to mind-numbing nonsense.
Few films in the history of cinema - especially not three-hour historical biopics - operate…