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Christopher Fowler
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What Happens When The Brand Wags The Dog? When director Christopher Nolan insisted that his 007-ish headscratcher 'Tenet' only open in cinemas he misunderstood how audiences think. Of course he wanted to put it on the biggest possible screen - it's dazzling to look at, often audacious and enthralling. It also makes no sense whatsoever, but you can get away with that sort of thing if it's big and…
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Christopher Fowler
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No Spoilers There couldn't be because I have no clue as to what I just saw. Christopher Nolan's blockbusting head-scratcher is meant to bail out cinemas and bring audiences flooding back. It won't. Not because it isn't a great night out - it is - but because it's going to really annoy a lot of people. This is the first geek film in a long time, the kind of film girls on hot dates will be wise to…
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NO SPOILERS - FIRST HOUR DISCUSSION ONLY! A friend I love but whose taste is suspect complained to me last week that 'Interstellar' was three hours of his life he'd never get back. I loved every minute, but during the comedown afterwards I was hit with the 'Interplanetary Ming-Mongs'. 'Interplanetary Ming-Mongs' is a device named by Victoria Wood to describe the technobollocks spouted by earnest…
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