Let us begin the wearying task of debating the best Christopher Nolan film

Christopher Nolan’s 10th film—the terse, action-packed Dunkirk—comes out tomorrow, and it’s being hailed as one of the finest in the director’s career. That slate of 10 works, largely written and directed by Nolan and his brother, Jonathan, comprises one of the richer filmographies in popular cinema, traversing noir,…

Finally, a version of Netflix full of boring videos to sleep through

Netflix has some truly dull videos, including slowly roasting yule logs and “Slow TV” videos of train rides and knitting, all of which have a gentle, narcotic effect. Napflix, a self-described “siesta video platform,” takes that anesthetizing mission one step further. It’s an entire world of long, dull, soothing…

Christopher Nolan sure does like to shoot closeups of people’s hands

The lyrics of a 1958 Eydie Gorme hit, later covered by The Sex Pistols, declare that “you need hands to hold someone you care for.” The song goes on to detail numerous uses for hands: stopping a bus, thanking the Lord, holding a baby, etc. Hands, the song argues, are quite often handy. Christopher Nolan might well…