Tenet ★★★½

No matter the actual villain, time is always the enemy in a Christopher Nolan film. Whether it’s Leonard’s short-term memory slipping away in Memento, or a spaceship carrying Coop away from his family, clocks only ticks ominously in Nolan’s cinematic universe. Nolan often metaphorically weaponizes time to play with viewers’ perceptions and expectations — like in Dunkirk, where three different stories play out across three time frames simultaneously. In Tenet, time is literally a weapon. Eventually, existence itself hangs in the balance of the protagonist and Neil’s actions. Leave it to Nolan to see time travel for all of its darkest and most ominous potential.

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