🎬 And... ACTION! #1: Christopher Nolan 🎬

Shall we discuss some directors? As we are all, so I’m told, waiting with baited breath for ‘Tenet’ this summer, it makes sense for us to start with Nolan.

Feel free to rate Nolan as a director too, that’s a good idea right?

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Let’s see how this goes. So, what do you think of, I don’t know, The Dark Knight Returns?

Are we not picking our favourite moving pictures of his from a nicely laid out poll please



The Prestige is a very good film. Most of his other ones are fine.


What’s your fave 3?

  • Doodlebug
  • Following
  • Memento
  • Insomnia
  • Batman Begins
  • The Prestige
  • The Dark Knight
  • Inception
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Interstellar
  • Dunkirk

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watched the prestige recently and thought it was great fun
reckon he should only be allowed to make films about old timey magicians etc. rather than men in suits having dreams about other men in suits


Overrated director imo.


if anyone can think of a better name for these thread I’m all ears

a generous 3.

Loved memento but never had a desire to watch it again.

Enjoyed Batman Begins (but again, why would I want to watch it again?).

Dark Knight was terrible. Thought the prestige was massively overrated and quite annoying. Not bothered with anything else he’s done since.

thinking about it, downgrading to a 2.

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I don’t get on with him at all. HATE Memento, couldn’t give a fuck about Batman, most of the others bore me. Really did like Inception at the time but haven’t seen it since, probably won’t as I like the memory. The Prestige is pretty good.

2/5 for me.

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I saw it.

(it’s the front-runner atm)

how director are they really


Rewatched Memento a few days ago, great film, well executed


I’m glad he exists. Someone who actually values the act of seeing a film in a place designed for watching films being as powerful within the industry as he is can only be a good thing as far as I’m concerned.

I also think his films are largely great for what they are. People hate him for that “films that stupid people think are clever” thing but I think that making big blockbusters that are somewhat thought provoking that also make a fucking shittonne of money is a valuable thing for the industry.

A lot of Michael Mann rip-off stuff (which he cops to tbf) and I’d imagine he’s a bit of a dickhead but I think he’s broadly a force for good.


Think most of his films have massive pacing issues.

entirely agree with this post, and yet his films don’t click with me at all. It’s really frustrating.

That’s fine though innit. Those two things can coexist.

I don’t think there are many people worse at writing female characters mind you and “I need some sort of sad motivator for my protagonist… I know, a dead wife!” is getting way beyond parody now.

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Seen more of his than I thought I had

Memento 3/5
Insomnia 4/5 - really nails the feeling of insomnia
Batman Begins - 4/5
The Prestige -3/5
The Dark Knight -5/5
Inception -4/5? Maybe? Need to rewatch
The Dark Knight Rises -2/5
Interstellar -3/5
Dunkirk -3/5