Dune 2: What Paul Atreides Taming the Sandworm Teaches us About Facing Obstacles in Life

Dune 2 is coming to theatres today in pre-premiere before the official launch on March 1st. As if the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s first installment of the franchise wasn’t already hyped enough, the Canadian star-director had decided to release a 7-minute sneak preview 2 weeks prior to the official release of the movie. To savour a little taste of Dune 2 in its anticipation, this … Continue reading Dune 2: What Paul Atreides Taming the Sandworm Teaches us About Facing Obstacles in Life

Is Christopher Nolan Secretly Preparing us for a Sequel of TENET?

While Christopher Nolan is currently busy winning every single award with his great success Oppenheimer, he has recently started shifting his attention back towards his previous movie Tenet. Starting this Friday, February 23rd 2024, Tenet will be back in selected IMAX theaters for the duration of one week. Tenet and Oppenheimer are closely related. As I already reported in an early announcement, it was while … Continue reading Is Christopher Nolan Secretly Preparing us for a Sequel of TENET?

Layers of Illusion and Schizophrenia in Christopher Nolan’s Inception

Despite its unquestionable complexity, Inception is probably the single fan-favourite Christopher Nolan film. This might be due to Leonardo DiCaprio starring in it, but it is certainly also due to the captivating topic of going through multiple layers of dreams within the human consciousness. In this essay I am going to attempt an inherently psychological approach at Inception, focusing on illusion and the loss of … Continue reading Layers of Illusion and Schizophrenia in Christopher Nolan’s Inception

Poetically Overcoming Adversity: Stoicism in Altered Carbon

Overcoming adversities has been the subject of religion, philosophy and literature since the first beginnings of mankind. Despite the modern focus on entertainment in literature and film, today there is still a wide variety of productions that beyond the entertaining factor dedicate themselves to provide role models, examples and inspiring lessons on how to overcome obstacles in life. The cyberpunk-series Altered Carbon, based on the … Continue reading Poetically Overcoming Adversity: Stoicism in Altered Carbon

The Father’s Love Beyond Time and Space in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is one of those movies who have captivated their audience in all possible dimensions: the interest in scientific theories, the monumental visuals filmed in IMAX, the stellar performances of the starring actors, the deep, meaningful storytelling and the awe-inspiring soundtrack, that has swiftly risen up to the ranks of the most played soundtracks in the world. In all these aspects, Interstellar is … Continue reading The Father’s Love Beyond Time and Space in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar

Identity and Self-Acceptance in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur and The Gentlemen

Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur is another one of those great movies who have gone rather unnoticed. Despite its little success it is still a fantastic and powerful movie that can teach us a lot about dealing with our own demons, with self-sabotage, and how self-acceptance of our own strength can be the key to overcome our self-doubt. Arthur’s identity is bound to the sword. Only … Continue reading Identity and Self-Acceptance in Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur and The Gentlemen

Time, Guilt and Redemption in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

This essay is the attempt at a deeper understanding of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer. Beginning with the analysis of the filmographic techniques Nolan utilizes in the film, we will follow the clues that lead us to a better understanding of the conflict between the protagonist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his antagonist Lewis Strauss. Establishing context with Oppenheimer’s spiritual precursor Tenet, we will take a closer look … Continue reading Time, Guilt and Redemption in Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer

The Artist and Addiction in A Star Is Born

A Star is Born is the love story between the successful country-musician Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper) and the young, talented singer Ally (Stefani Germanotta). He wants to help her fulfill her potential and become successful. But their love relationship is tainted by Jack’s addiction to alcohol and drugs. Although the movie is very grounded and focuses solely on the interaction between the characters, the whole … Continue reading The Artist and Addiction in A Star Is Born

Lisa Joy’s “Reminiscence”: The greatest movie you never saw in 2021

After its release in theaters earlier this year, Lisa Joy’s new science-fiction thriller Reminiscence has now been released on Amazon Prime Video as a home-video premiere. It is Joy’s first feature film for the big screen after her amazing success with the HBO-Series Westworld, and certainly one of the greatest movie highlights of this year. Produced in cooperation with her husband Jonathan Nolan (Memento, The … Continue reading Lisa Joy’s “Reminiscence”: The greatest movie you never saw in 2021

What we know about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie “Oppenheimer”

Star director Christopher Nolan’s next movie Oppenheimer has been announced to release on July 21st, 2023. As the title reveals, Nolan’s new project tells the story of the inventor of the first nuclaer bomb, Robert Oppenheimer. The screenplay, which Nolan himself will provide, is based on Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin’s Pulitzer Price winning biography American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert … Continue reading What we know about Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie “Oppenheimer”