Pretty Much Pop #158: “Oppenheimer” and Other Christopher Nolan Films

Christopher Nolan has directed ten films starting with 1998’s The Following and his first major film, 2000’s Memento. We consider his work up to the present through Insomnia (the only one of these he didn’t write), The Prestige, Inception, Interstellar, Tenet, and Dunkirk (and yes, the Batman films, but we’ve already talked about Batman).

We talk about his typical heroes, his apparent love of noir, and his attempts at philosophy. Does he have a “woman problem”? Do his sci-fi plots actually make sense? Do they bear repeated viewings, or are they too dependent on some kind of plot twist gimmick? Oppenheimer may finally have overcome many of the issues we have with his previous work.

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