Tenet ★★★★½

TENET is about playing with time and chronology to correct our past mistakes, either for selfish reasons, for our friends and families, or for future generations we have yet to encounter. Nolan weaves this theme with his typical obsessions like the elements of nature and the fragility and reshaping of the human mind. The way time is expressed here is as a collision of forward and backward momentum that never lets you take a breath. This is a throwback to the Bond movies that Nolan consumed, while also being a radical step forward for the science fiction and action genres. The character work? Downright Melvillian. The set pieces? Best since MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. I can't wait to see this ambitious postmodern madness again in the future...or is it the past?

P.S. The self-aware dry wit in this movie is to die for.

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