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From Memento to Interstellar: our writers pick their favourite Christopher Nolan films
With the much-anticipated staggered release of Tenet, writers argue why each of Christopher Nolan’s 10 previous films should be seen as his best

Beatrice Loayza, Peter Bradshaw, Benjamin Lee, Wendy Ide, Charles Bramesco, Radheyan Simonpillai, Adrian Horton, Noah Gittell, Jordan Hoffman and Steve Rose

27, Aug, 2020 @6:24 AM

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Steve Carell’s Foxcatcher: when good guys go bad
Comedian Steve Carell has ditched his sweet natured screen persona to play a murderer – and the move looks likely to bag him an Oscar. Andrew Pulver on the other stars who’ve gambled everything on bucking their brand

Andrew Pulver

09, Oct, 2014 @9:30 AM

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Insomnia: Robin Williams and Al Pacino grapple with darkness - film on TV recap

Stuart Heritage recaps Christopher Nolan's taut cop thriller, which brought a sinister performance out of Robin Williams

Stuart Heritage

23, Aug, 2014 @10:00 AM


Philip French: An exceptional picture from one of the most gifted British filmmakers to emerge in the past decade

Philip French

31, Aug, 2002 @11:58 AM

Al Pacino is hopelessly typecast in Insomnia. Joe Queenan still worships him

Insomnia stars Al Pacino as a cop who investigates a murder in Alaska, but both lack of sleep and Internal Affairs catch up with him. An arresting film, says Joe Queenan

30, Aug, 2002 @11:49 PM


Peter Bradshaw: Christopher Nolan, the British-born director of those compulsive, time-bending dramas Following and Memento, has straightened out the narrative kinks to give us a magnificent blanc-noir thriller

Peter Bradshaw

30, Aug, 2002 @11:58 AM

Film of the week: Insomnia

Peter Bradshaw

30, Aug, 2002 @12:46 AM

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Christopher Nolan answers questions at the NFT

His first film (Following) was a no-budget thriller shot on the streets of London with his mates. His second (Memento) bagged him rave reviews and an Oscar nomination. On the eve of his third, biggest picture, Insomnia, writer-director Chris Nolan took to the stage of the NFT to look back over a brief and glittering career

Geoff Andrew

27, Aug, 2002 @3:07 PM

Edinburgh preview: Insomnia

Dir: Christopher Nolan
Playing: Sunday August 25, 8pm, UGC

Xan Brooks

24, Jul, 2002 @1:46 PM

In brief: Ralph Fiennes to team up with Cronenberg

Plus: Matt Dillon signs up Depardieu and Skarsgard for directing debut; Hilary Swank helps Al Pacino with Insomnia; Jodie Foster weighs up western

26, Feb, 2001 @11:47 AM

Pacino suffers Insomnia for Memento director

Al Pacino is to star in a remake of Insomnia, a Norwegian thriller about a man who is blackmailed after he commits a murder, which will be directed by Christopher Nolan

23, Feb, 2001 @10:47 AM

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