Christopher Nolan and the Best Movie of 2010

11 04 2010

Christopher Nolan is a rarity in Hollywood. He’s a blockbuster-making director who puts a high price on making movies the right way. His films are grounded in story, not superficial effects. When you look at his filmography, you see films that push and pull on the mind. They all offer substance, and I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed every single one of his movies. Check them out:

Memento (2000) – A story told in reverse chronological order
Insomnia (2002) – Al Pacino as an insomniac detective trying to solve a murder
Batman Begins (2005) – the rebooting of the Batman franchise
The Prestige (2006) – Christian Bale versus Hugh Jackman in a thriller about dueling illusionists
The Dark Knight (2008) – The $1 billion-making sequel to Batman Begins

And now, on to the Best Movie of 2010. That movie is Inception, Nolan’s next film. It hits theatres this July, and will definitely be one of the biggest hits of the year. The film is about a team of corporate spies who use a device to invade people’s minds to steal corporate secrets. It is being called Hollywood’s first existential heist movie, and has had Tinseltown in a flurry over its secretive production.

If you are not already intrigued, then check out the cast. Leonardo DiCaprio is the lead by the name of Dom Cobb, the leader of a team of mind burglars. Rounding out his team are Joseph Gordon-Levitt ((500) Days of Summer) and Ellen Page (Juno). Additions to the cast are Cillian Murphy (Scarecrow in Batman Begins), Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard and Tom Berenger. Needless to say, the talent level in this movie is out of this world.

For a fantastic article about Nolan’s work and Inception, check out this article from the LA Times. It’s very informative and discusses the themes and history of Nolan’s work and what to look for from Inception.

Check out these trailers to get a feel for what is to come on July 16th.

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