The Prestige: Nolan on Magic

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On the Run from Javert, Part III: The London Years.

By now, Christopher Nolan has become virtually synonymous with “cool” and “awesome” thanks to films like The Dark Knight and Inception. His 2006 film The Prestige shows he didn’t get there by accident. Continue reading

Babel: Suffering Is Real (But Not a Great Watch)

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Image source. Copyright Paramount Vantage, 2006.

Pain is universal – but so is hope,” declares the weighty description on the back cover of the DVD for Babel. You know from the start that director Alejandro González Iñárritu is aiming for the deep end here. And boy, would you be right. Continue reading