Tenet

Tenet ★★½

This film is crisp, absolutely breathtaking when it uses large volumes of special effects and extras, and also one of the most blatantly confusing movies I’ve ever seen.

But here is the thing about Tenet: it’s confusing just to be, it isn’t justified or even explained. Nolan leaves you with a gigantic mess of jumbled words thrown together with ridiculously loud dark gothic synth tones. 

It’s too much, and it knows that it’s too much. I am always very bothered by cinema that can see itself and nothing else. Instead of letting time and life breathe into itself, it pushes an agenda of confusion and “greatness” that is well over-cooked.