Christopher Nolan’s Games


July 19, 2012

By James Verini

For over a decade now, Christopher Nolan, whose “The Dark Knight Rises” opens this Friday, has been awing and taunting us with his restless blockbusters. Nolan has directed “Inception,” “The Dark Knight,” “The Prestige,” “Batman Begins,” “Insomnia,” and the independent “Memento,” which established his reputation in the summer of 2000. That film delighted everyone from university faculty to teen-agers with customized bongs. Since “Memento,” however, Nolan, though more critically praised than many directors and more commercially successful than most (“The Dark Knight” is the twelfth-highest grossing film of all time, and its sequel promises to crack the top ten), has been dismissed by many cineastes as slick and quasi-intellectual. See Full Story