The Dark Knight

Dan Movie Reviews

Back in 2005, director Christopher Nolan (Memento, Insomnia) brought us a rather unique and dark re-imagining of the “Batman” story. Until his film, most people’s film experiences of Batman had come from Tim Burton and Joel Schumaker’s versions in the 1990s, and the brightly kitsch-filled Adam West feature film based on the 1960s television show. Nolan’s Batman Begins brought us an emotionally scarred Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), his trusting and reliable butler Alfred (Michael Caine), his assistant DA girlfriend Rachel …

The Prestige

Dan Movie Reviews

I never did get a chance to see The Illusionist – I hope to do so sometime this awards season, since I had heard some good things about it. But there is another movie that focuses on magic, The Prestige. Directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins), the film is about a rivalry between two magicians: Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). Told through a variety of flashbacks, the film slowly unfolds like a magic trick. As …