Christopher Nolan

1998
Following 85
[ I’m only seeing this on the eve of the release of “Batman Begins”, the latest step in Nolan’s climb to the A-list, but I should have gone for this much sooner. It’s the rare debut that’s got it all: an intriguing concept, brilliant execution and lasting impact. The more widely seen “Memento” did this as well and so do Nolan’s studio pictures, but it all starts here, back when the English filmmaker had no great reputation, experience or resources to fall back on and still knocked it out of the park.“Following” tells the story of a wannabe writer who, somewhat at random, starts following strangers. This habit soon grows out of control and he’s spotted by one of his subjects, a philosopher burglar of sorts, who accosts him and demands to know what the fuck he’s doing stalking him. I wouldn’t dare spoil what follows, but this is one twisted story. Stark B&W photography, crisp dialogue and moody music make this kind of a neo-noir, with a post-modern slant in the Gen-X slacker central character, minimalist electronic score and scrambled chronology. ]

2001
Memento 90
[ review ]

2002
Insomnia 82
[ review ]

2005
Batman Begins 90
[ review ]

2006
The Prestige 92
[ review ]

2008
The Dark Knight 93
[ review ]

2010
Inception 94
[ review ]

2012
The Dark Knight Rises  95
[ review ]

2014
Interstellar  92
[ review ]

2017
Dunkirk 95
[ Reviewed on Extra Beurre ]