|Buffalo B Reviews Christopher Nolan's "Inception" starring Leonardo DeCaprio
||[Jul. 20th, 2010|10:19 pm]
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You may notice, faithful readers, that the title of this article puts Christopher Nolan up front, as oppose to my crediting the director at the end of the headline of this particular review. That is because when you're watching a film written and directed by Nolan, you're in for something a little different, especially when it isn't part of the Batman franchise. He is an auteur, like a former Batman franchise director who was known for off beat and, let's face it, completely twisted on its ear paradigms in his films, Tim Burton. That being said, if this was in that franchise, I wouldn't put his name up front. No, while the directors are important to it, Batman is its own thing and is bigger than the sum of its parts, even if Nolan is singularly responsible for its resuscitation. When I think of Memento and Insomnia, Christopher Nolan's name is the first thing that comes to mind (that and the original Scandinavian Insomnia) and it is still the case in his new film, Inception. For those of you have missed the media blitz, Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio (Catch Me If You Can, The Departed) as Cobb, an expert in the field of extraction, or the theft of information through ones dreams. He and partner Arthur (3rd Rock from the Sun's Joseph Gordon-Levitt) are among the best in the world. But when a job goes wrong, they are forced to take on the difficult task of Inception, or the creation of new thought, often considered the impossible-to-reach apex of the thought-theft game, making Robert Fisher Jr. (Nolan film alumnus Cillian Murphy [Batman Begins, Red Eye] make a business decision with his dying father's (Pete Postlethwaite) company. |
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