Happy Birthday, Christopher Nolan!

Today is a special day.  It is the birthday of my blog (1), Hilary Swank (38), Arnold Schwarzenegger (65), and director Christopher Nolan (42).  Non-film fans who are reading this, you may not recognize the name, but there is no doubt that you will recognize quite a few of his films.  So let us honor some of this filmmaker’s works.  The use of three asterisks (***) denotes a film I still have to see, and I’ll try to link to my reviews whenever possible.

Memento (2000)***
Insomnia (2002)***
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Inception (2010)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)***

Rotten Tomatoes Trivia
Highest Rated – The Dark Knight (2008) 94%
Lowest Rated – tie between Following (1998) and The Prestige (2006) both 76%

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16 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Christopher Nolan!

  1. Great day for movies. I love Nolan and Swank. You should really catch up on his movies; they’re all consistently good. I realized today that I’ve seen all of his filmography (not that it’s very extense, but still). The Prestige is my favorite.

  2. Memento is a must see by any standard, I would definitely start with that one. It’s probably my favorite of his outside of the dark knight trilogy

    Insomnia is good but and also definitely worth a viewing, but it’s not quite as compelling as his other work in my opinion.

    Other than that I highly recommend that you see the Dark Knight Rises, if you are at all a fan of the first two films I am fairly certain that you will be incredibly satisfied 🙂

    • Trust me, I’ve been wanting to see The Dark Knight Rises ever since I first saw the first two Batman movies (which was about a year and a half ago). Now that it’s finally hit theaters, it’s frustrating that I can’t find a time to go. I WOULD be able to go this Thursday, since I’ll be with my friends that I hope to see it with, but my 10-year-old sister–of course!–has absolutely no desire to see it. (She has a knack for angering me consistently when it comes to movies; she claims she “hates classics”, which for her is basically anything made before 1990.)

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