Christopher Nolan’s Inception opens on Friday in cinemas across Africa’s southern tip.
This is the film I’m most anxious to see in 2010. Christopher Nolan consistently delivers silver screen brilliance, seemingly able to penetrate the most inaccessible aspects of humanity and portray them as dark reflection we wish we didn’t identify with. His intelligent film making and a strong emphasis on character gifts us landmarks in cinema history. Memento and the re-boot of the Batman franchise are particularly remarkable films and now Inception, “a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind,” looks like it’s taking typically broad strides in all kinds of directions.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt headline the cast. DiCaprio has excelled in every film he’s starred in since the turn of the century, actually make that almost every film he’s ever starred in, incidentally he has 23 projects in development. Gordon-Levitt has shaken off the goofy 3rd Rock from the Sun image and cemented some solid performances in films like 2005’s Brick and last year’s 500 Days of Summer.
The right ingredients and a master chef…
Inexplicably the V&A Waterfront’s Nu Metro don’t seem to be screening it – FAIL! – Correction, V&A Nu Metro are showing the film (blush)