Look, you can’t really do justice to a film as complex as Inception in under 40 minutes. But you take what you can get on press days, so this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie finds me skipping merrily through Nolan’s multi-layered narrative with my guests, Plan A directors Yoav and Doron Paz.
And you know what? We got to some interesting places, discussing Nolan’s gift for delivering reams of exposition in a propulsive fashion, his skill at using the largest canvas available to him, his regrettably reductive approach to writing women and children and his ability to convince you he’s stuck the landing even as he leaves you in ambiguity. Pretty cool trick, honestly.
Go listen! Subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher or wherever and get it instantly, or go old-school and download it directly from the web. And then don’t forget to subscribe to Shiny Things; this week, I reviewed David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future, Arrow’s new special edition of Wild Things and Sony’s UHD releases of The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia. I also vented a little about the re-election of Doug Ford. Take your therapy where you can, I always say.