Best Films of 2010 #5 – ‘Inception’

Inception
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Many will question Nolan’s need for having quite so many rules and restrictions for the film’s version of the subconscious, and by extension the film’s occasionally tiresome opening stretch. While Nolan’s screenplay (his first since Memento) could certainly use some streamlining in that regard, and some of the plot mechanics feel extraneous (totems?), the sluggishness isn’t a deal-breaker considering the brisk pacing of the rest of the film. Like all of Nolan’s work, it’s the commitment you’ll just have to make in order to be effectively immersed. “Critic-proof” is a term usually thrown at hacks and “audience-friendly” studio pawns, but Nolan’s works occupy a different definition of “critic-proof:” you see Inception (or The Prestige, or Memento, or Insomnia), and his ideas either “take,” or they don’t – but going in with the willingness to be awed certainly helps… (read the full review)

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Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast and I edit. RIcky is the Editor-in-Chief of Sound On Sight and the host of several podcasts including Nxpress (Nintendo podcast), Game of Thrones, True Detective and Walking Dead shows, as well as the Sound On Sight flagship and Sordid Cinema podcast. He is Sound On Sight's expert on Horror and Nintendo and teaches at an elementary school in Montreal.

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