Monthly Archives: December 2010

Inception: Bigger, But Not Better

title: Inception (Warner Bros.)
director: Christopher Nolan
cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard
one sentence or less: Inception, the film that proves the age-old adage that bigger isn’t necessarily better.

The time has come for Christopher Nolan to scale back. After four straight films that actually fit hyperbolic descriptors like “grandiose” and “epic,” one senses that a trend is emerging. As Nolan’s images become increasingly grand and assuredly awe-inspiring, the returns on the substantive aspects of his films are steadily diminishing. The trend, unfortunately, continues with his latest blockbuster, “Inception,” which was released this week on Blu-Ray and DVD.  Continue reading