A series of entries in which I evaluate and critique the careers of filmmakers, actors and other notable personalities. I am indebted to David Thomson, whose Biographical Dictionary of Film format I have shamelessly used. Christopher Nolan (b. London, 1970) 1998: Following. 2000: Memento. 2002: Insomnia. 2005: Batman Begins. 2006: The Prestige. 2008: The Dark… Continue reading Biographical Dictionary Entry #1: Christopher Nolan
Perhaps this a futile article, in that slating the Oscars still gives Hollywood its publicity and we all know any publicity for Hollywood is good publicity. We forget to ask ourselves why such grotesque rituals occur in the first place. The answer is so obvious but it has become mystified: publicity. The Oscars exist to… Continue reading So, the Oscar nominations are in but why should we care?