Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 8: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’
Jul27

Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 8: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

Is Christopher Nolan’s Batman series politically reactionary or not? In this examination of yet another Michael Caine film, The Dark Knight Rises, Ali, Megan, Alex and Gautham discuss the most overtly political Batman movie Nolan created. Spoilers: The French Revolution is solved when Batman punches it in the face.     More jokes, at no extra...

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Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 7: ‘Inception’
Jul09

Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 7: ‘Inception’

BRRRRRRRM. Inception took the world of pop culture by storm, combining one of Hollywood’s brightest stars with one of its most innovative directors. The heist epic saw Leonardo DiCaprio and co. break into people’s dreams to steal – or plant! – information. Its standing as one of the most popular popcorn movies in recent memory isn’t to be disputed (it pulled in over $800 million), but does it withstand...

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Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 6: ‘The Dark Knight’
Jul03

Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 6: ‘The Dark Knight’

A handful of circumstances – some good, one particularly tragic – guaranteed that all eyes were on Christopher Nolan and co. when The Dark Knight released on July 18, 2008. The movie broke box office records, soared to the top of IMDb’s Top 250 list, and inspired a ton of creepy Halloween costumes the following October. Nine years later, how does it hold up? Find out in the newest episode of Nice Nolan Ya!  ...

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Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 5: ‘The Prestige’
Jun30

Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 5: ‘The Prestige’

Christopher Nolan followed Batman Begins with The Prestige, a movie about obsession, competition, and magic. Featuring some familiar faces within the Nolan-verse (Christian Bale and Michael Caine are back!) and some newcomers (hello, Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson!), the movie doesn’t lack in star power, or in incredible special effects. But, over a decade after it released, how does it hold up? The Nice Nolan Ya crew...

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Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 4: ‘Batman Begins’
Jun16

Nice Nolan Ya, Episode 4: ‘Batman Begins’

In 2005, Christopher Nolan completed his transformation into a director of big-budget spectaculars with Batman Begins. Ali, Alex and Gautham (no relation to the city) talk about the gritty realism and psychological detail it takes to envision a man trained by Himalayan ninja assassins to dress up like a bat and punch crime in the face. Is there any humor to be had here, or is the movie as rough and grim as Christian Bale’s...

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