Inception

Inception

always heralded this as my favourite Nolan, maybe the only Nolan I actually rate quite highly. upon an overdue rewatch, I can see why, which is strange as many of my biggest complaints when regarding his filmography are still prevalent here. however in this particular instance, they're just executed too well to get annoyed at. ironically I find Inception to be one of the only Nolan film that doesn't fall in on itself and trip over its overindulgent, pseudo-intellectual shoelaces... at least nowhere near to the degree of something like Interstellar or The Prestige. Inception works for me because it is the one instance in Nolan's filmography thus far, where his admittedly spectacular directing style and let's say... interesting approach to writing, match up perfectly and actually enhance each other. it feels like the film Nolan was meant to make, the zenith of his moviemaking powers for a certain time, the one where everything fell into place. it is a shame to see where he went after this, choosing to lose himself in the dream of his idiosyncratic successes instead of evolving. in many ways Inception is to Nolan what Pulp Fiction is to Tarantino. I hope, unlike the latter, he can change his ways and rediscover his magic.

although idk, I thought Dunkirk was pretty fun.