“In Nolan we trust” – those four small words carry such weight of expectation. With The Dark Knight Rises, can modern auteur Christopher Nolan deliver a fitting end to what many are claiming is the definitive on screen treatment of the Batman legend? The evidence is already there that Nolan has never failed to […]
From the 2012 November / December issue of Film Comment, Scott Foundas interviews Christopher Nolan on his epic, game-changing Batman saga, which, more so than Bryan Singer’s X-Men, reinvented the moribund superhero genre, and spun it in a more intelligent, dramatic fashion. How did you come to Batman Begins, and what appealed to you about […]
The IMAX prologue: Bane takes the plane Early positive reviews for Sam Mendes’ Skyfall are hailing it as James Bond’s renaissance, Nolan-esque in terms of scale and depth. Mendes himself has acknowledged The Dark Knight in particular as a big influence – “What Nolan proved was that you can make a huge movie that […]
Christopher Nolan’s Bruce Wayne / Batman has grappled with such weighty issues as survivor guilt, the ethics of vigilantism and the escalation that inevitably follows, and the consequences of a life that, as star Christian Bale felt, is “entirely directed by pain, holding on to that pain. It’s about making the decision to continue [being […]
In this episode, Tim & I are joined by our new contributor Jon Phelps, while John Rain takes a much deserved break. We talk The Dark Knight Rises, The Avengers, Sight & Sound’s Top Films, and Hey U Guys’ Film Bloggers Top Ten (featuring us!).