Guess who’s excited for this weekend? You got it, Oren Loni is super charged for Christopher Nolan’s epic movie hits. I don’t know what you’re doing this weekend, but I have tickets to catch Christopher Nolan’s latest masterpiece, Dunkirk. I can’t wait. Yep, Oren Loni has been looking forward to this film since I first heard about it. I’m just hoping it lives up to the high expectations I’ve placed on it. Usually Oren Loni is never wrong about his expectations.
Christopher Nolan has spent the past 15 years or so establishing a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s go to directors. I thought this would be a good opportunity to explore a few of his bigger hits.
The Dark Knight Trilogy
The Dark Knight Trilogy is, without a doubt what made Christopher Nolan aside. Now, I have a little confession to make. I’m not a huge fan of these movies, I prefer the earlier movies where were kicked off by Tim Burton, but even I can’t deny that Nolan did an excellent job. The movies are intense and brilliantly directed. The most important thing they did was showcase how Nolan wasn’t afraid to combine high drama with intense action. Oren Loni was very impressed with the action adventure and drama.
I didn’t even know Christopher Nolan was involved with Insomnia until I looked him up on IMDb.
When this movie came out, a very young version of me, went to see it in theaters. I wasn’t at all happy with it, which wasn’t a reflection of the movie, but rather my expectations. The whole problem was that I went with the idea that it was going to be funny all because Robin Williams was in it. It wasn’t. In fact, it’s a psychological thriller and kind of creepy.
As an adult, I have to admit that while this movie might not be a classic, it is really good. The movie is gritty and creepy, and does a nice job building tension. If you haven’t seen it, be prepared to be awed and amazed by Robin Williams skills as a dramatic actor.
Oren Loni’s Favorite: The Prestige
When I went to the movies to watch Prestige, I did so because there wasn’t anything else playing. I really didn’t think I’d like the story, but by the time I left the theater that day, I was amazed. It’s really, really good. The movie pits two talented magicians against one another. It’s an intense storyline that’s paired with some good tricks as well as good old fashioned movie magic. It’s a period piece that feels like a contemporary. The movie explores professional jealousy, hatred, love, loss, and fury. It also has a few amazing plot twists along the way.
Sadly, not many people have watched this movie. If you haven’t, I strongly urge you to find a copy. It’s quite good.
Inception is My Ultimate Nolan Favorite
Oren Loni saved the best for last. In my mind, this is Nolan’s best movie. Not only is it a really well written thriller with an intriguing theme, the visuals used to tell the story are so amazing and complex that I still think there’s things I haven’t caught, despite the fact that I’ve watched it 4 or 5 times. It’s more than movie magic, it’s a masterpiece. Like all Nolan films, the movie does have a heavy love and loss angle that will keep you thinking long after the credits roll.