The kind of multifaceted masterpiece that I imagine every filmmaker dreams of calling their own, yet close to none of them ever get the privilege. It's political, spiritual, and philosophical to meet intellectual tastes -- it's precise, elegant, and restrained to meet formal tastes -- and it's funny, emotional, and entertaining to meet recreational tastes. I don't think I could ever ask for more in a film...
Initially when Nolan cited Bresson's influence on this film I was confused, I couldn't see the connection. As the film's marketing began to ramp up and I began to see more and more actual footage from the film, I became even more hesitant of Nolan's statement. Now that I have actually seen the film, I can confidently say that Nolan's comments are some of the most disrespectful I have ever heard come out a filmmaker's mouth regarding the medium. Rest…
Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazy.
Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazy.
Jennifer Lawrence: I'm crazier.
Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I'm crazier.
Jennifer Lawrence: I want to win an Oscar.
Bradley Cooper: Nooooo, I want to win an Oscar.
Robert De Niro: Don't forget about me! I care about acting again!
122 minutes. 122 minutes of this. That's 122 minutes too long.