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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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Seat of the problem: why does Christopher Nolan hate chairs?
Still, stiff-legged, sat-upon … chairs set a bad, undynamic example, which is why the movie director won’t let his actors near one

Stuart Heritage

30, Jun, 2020 @1:02 PM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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The Dark Knight at 10: how Christopher Nolan reshaped superhero cinema
The legacy of 2008’s dark Batman sequel has been clouded by a string of dour DC missteps and a wider misunderstanding of the film’s groundbreaking grimness

Charles Bramesco

18, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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'A total blast': our writers pick their favorite summer blockbusters ever
As the season heats up on the big screen, Guardian writers look back on their picks from the past with killer sharks, mournful crime-fighters and time-traveling teens

Amy Nicholson, Benjamin Lee, Catherine Shoard, Lanre Bakare, Jake Nevins, Charles Bramesco, Jordan Hoffman, Andrew Pulver, Rebecca Nicholson and Peter Bradshaw

29, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Nicolas Cage as The Joker could be a masterstroke – or a major mistake
The very good, or very bad actor, depending on your tastes, has said that he would like to play Batman’s nemesis. Will the studios take the bait?

Ben Child

11, Apr, 2018 @1:38 PM

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Who is the best Oscar-winning supporting actor of all time?
Christopher Walken? Joe Pesci? Heath Ledger? Our chief film critic names his champion from the nominees – and reveals who you selected as your winner

Peter Bradshaw

08, Feb, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Wonder Woman: best superhero flick since The Dark Knight? – discuss with spoilers
After the horrors of previous DC Extended Universe movies, this simple origin story is a tonic that takes its own sweet time

Ben Child

02, Jun, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Critics assemble: our writers pick their favorite superhero films
Batman v Superman v Captain America v all of the X-Men. Which cape-wearing, civilian-saving adventures are worth cheering?

Peter Bradshaw, Lanre Bakare, Catherine Shoard, Benjamin Lee, Jordan Hoffman, Ben Child and Andrew Pulver

02, Mar, 2017 @8:00 PM

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Do Rogue One reshoots spell the end for Hollywood's dark side?
The forthcoming Star Wars spin-off has joined the Suicide Squad, Avengers and Bond films in rejecting sombreness for levity. But the most successful adaptations do much more than simply impose a ‘dark’ or ‘light’ template

Ben Child

03, Jun, 2016 @7:44 AM

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Cillian Murphy: ‘Is this it, for the rest of my days?’
He plays the violent lead in Peaky Blinders. But as he turns 40, the actor is starting to contemplate what comes next

Tom Lamont

23, Apr, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Christian Bale: I could have been a better Batman
British actor says he regrets never entirely realising his original vision of a ‘very, very dark, messed-up character’

Ben Child

04, Mar, 2016 @10:11 AM

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