High profile directors will have their careers and filmographies highly analyzed and discussed, and often it seems like many of these film makers really pay attention to a lot of the discussion. For film makers who have been around long enough, and can choose or curate their projects, you'll see a lot of directors seemingly respond to said criticism.
For example, Steven Spielberg's entire career has seemingly been reflective of this, and even a director like Martin Scorcesse will do so. The Irishman (especially the final act) seemed like his response to the critiques of his prior gangster films. That's not to say that directors will simply try to improve on their criticisms, or should they be obligated to.
However, Christopher Nolan seems like a really unique case. In the face of common criticisms about his films, he's instead charged head first and doubled down.
For many years he's been criticized (even by fans of his work) of being too exposition heavy, and that his films are "cold" or "emotionally detached". I actually feel like this wasn't a totally fair assessment for his earlier stuff- something like Batman Begins actually has always struck me as quite a warm film, despite the subject matter.
Regardless, the noise around this got really loud around Inception and Interstellar, and it was interesting to see that he essentially leaned into the criticisms with Dunkirk. I really enjoyed that movie, but for the life of you I couldn't tell you any of the character names. The movie is filmed with an interesting sense of detachment, almost as if you were watching a documentary or raw footage from the event. I think in spite of this, it works, due to the multiple storylines and wide cast of characters.
However after watching Tenet, it's become clear that Nolan has taken a similar approach, and this is a trend of his. The movie is very high concept, which sort of necessitates a good chunk of exposition, but there isn't a single moment where the movie is allowed to breathe. The actors try their best, and at times you can see John David Washington's charisma forcefully breaking out of the utilitarian dialogue.
The problem is that unlike Dunkirk, massive portions of the plot revolve around the relationship between JDW and Elizabeth Debicki. The audience is asked to believe that he cares enough about this stranger to risk everything to save her, but it never really clicks.
It's pretty clear that he doesn't really have all that much interest in de... keep reading on reddit ➡
During Christopher's intervention we see Carmela mention that she knew Christopher was high during the wake, but if you remember, Furio was also with Christopher getting high at that time.
I think it would've been very interesting to see how things could've begun to develop between Furio and Carmela if she found out that he had been high at the same time that Christopher was.
Obviously this wasn't included into the shoe for a reason, but I wonder what that reason was because they could've added it rather easily in there.
Christopher could've been "and you fucking furio. you were fucking getting high with me too and now you're here judging me"
and then he could've tried to say something only to look at Carmela and then have Tony dart back at him almost as if he was suspecting something.
It just seemed a bit odd to me to include Furio in that scene and not have him say a word given the fact there was an opportunity there to further develop the dynamic with Carmela.
Anyway, Im the guy who stole all the pork medallions, but thats not why im here today.
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Even though he was nearly 30 years old Chris Wilson always told people that he didn't know what he wanted to be when he grew up but he dreamed of being a guitarist in a band. He had a hard time holding down jobs and never worked in one place for very long. In his late twenties his mom bought a hair salon in Wenatchee and Chris decided to start attending the Academy of Hair Design in order to maybe follow in her footsteps. Throughout his life Chris had a number relationships what different women some serious, some casual. He had even been engaged a time or two. One woman he dated on-again-off-again was named Tessa Shuyleman (Source). We will get more to her later.
Descriptions of Chris vary widely depending on who you ask, most people will tell you he liked being different. For years he dyed his hair black, occasionally wore eyeliner, chose to wear clothes that were “punk” or “goth”. Most people will also tell you that Chris Wilson was interested in things dark and macabre. He was obsessed with a show called Dexter which is about a serial killer. He was also interested in dark art and movies. He enjoyed talking about death, and serial killers and most of his time on the internet was spent on serial killer forums. Of course, Chris's friends always have stressed that he wasn't evil; he was just different and had unusual interests. Researching serial killers and liking shows like Dexter after all isn't really that unique. Wilson also sports a tattoo Hannibal Lecter on his forearm. He had been fired from at least one funeral home in Wenatchee due to “inappropriate” behavior that made his boss uncomfortable. Chris's former boss has never elaborated on this statement claiming it was not his place to talk about these things outside of court (source). However, another manager at the funeral home described Chris as an excellent employee (source). One woman who worked with Chris at Academy of Hair Design described him as “intimidating but not physically intimidating.” Other coworkers and neighbors remember Chris as artsy but was otherwise a typical guy [(Source)](https://www.krem.com/article/news/local/arrest-... keep reading on reddit ➡