Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Christopher Nolan’s latest epic, “Oppenheimer,” a biographical tale detailing the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy), the brilliant physicist responsible for the creation of the atomic bomb. To call “Oppenheimer” epic would be a bit of an understatement, as this film has the scope and style of David Lean’s great pictures of the past. It’s big, brawny filmmaking that is detail oriented at the same time, with a sprawling cast of the who’s-who of the acting community playing the who’s-who of historical figures associated with the Manhattan Project. But “Oppenheimer” doesn’t stop there: it also tells the tale of the aftermath of the end of World War II in which Oppenheimer had to defend himself from being labeld a communist for his anti-war feelings. This film is emotional, gripping, and harrowing, a cautionary tale about the overriding allure of ultimate power and the corruption it encourages.Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with a look at Christopher Nolan’s latest mind bending action film, “Tenet.” Nolan is one of the few directors today who can get butts in the seats based on his name alone. Movies like “Interstellar,” “Inception,” and of course, The Dark Knight trilogy ensure that whenever Nolan releases as film it serves as a worldwide event. Now, with movie theaters struggling in an attempt to reopen, a Christopher Nolan film carries more importance than ever. The question that needs to be answered now is: Is “Tenet” worth the hullaballoo?Continue reading
Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog with the latest trailer from Christopher Nolan, probably the most popular filmmaker in the world today. The film is called “Tenet” and could be another mindbender from the fellow who brought us “Inception” and “Memento.” This film is about, well, I don’t know what it’s really about and that’s half the fun. Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think! So Sayeth The Kendog!
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As an unabashed fan of both Luc Besson and Christopher Nolan, I have to admit I was excited when both filmmakers are releasing new movies on the same day. Besson has “Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets’ adapted from a famous French comic book, while Nolan is releasing the war drama “Dunkirk” detailing the harrowing evacuation of three hundred thousand British soldiers from the beaches of German-occupied France. Unfortunately only one of these films is up to each of the director’s lofty standards. “Valerian” is a beautiful film to look at, but a somewhat standard story keeps it from being anything but serviceable. “Dunkirk” on the other hand is a terrific, immersive piece of entertainment that will stick with you long after you leave the theater. Continue reading