Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp

Ant-Man and the Wasp reminded me a lot of Solo: A Star Wars Story. This isn’t in the sense that they have similar plots or characters, but just in the sense that they were sort of letdowns after the colossal *hits of Infinity War and The Last Jedi. (*The Last Jedi was a box office hit, but a highly divisive film in terms of its quality.)

Appreciating Christopher Nolan: Dunkirk

The first time I watched this movie, I didn’t get it. Its structure was just too confusing. And I think that’s the biggest (and possibly only) knock on it. But as with just about every Nolan film, it gets better with subsequent viewings since you’re able to understand it that much more.

Review: Solo – A Star Wars Story

It’s by no means a bad movie. Rather, it’s a flawed, but enjoyable summer blockbuster with no real emotional depth to it. Where Disney’s other Star Wars Story, Rogue One had some real stakes to drive it, the only thing that really drives Solo is its titular character, the pilot.

Appreciating Christopher Nolan: The Dark Knight Rises

What makes most of Nolan’s movies so great is that they get better with each subsequent viewing. You pick up on things that you didn’t before and are able to piece the overall plot together in a much more coherent way. Things that didn’t make sense the first time around begin to make perfect sense and you’re just in awe with what Nolan is able to do with his storytelling. Unfortunately, when you go back and watch The Dark Knight Rises, things that didn’t make sense the first time either continue to not make sense or, in some cases, make even less sense than they did before.