Tenet

Tenet

A gesture of interlocking fingers manifest in the structural scaffolding, then called a pincer move, two threads of time converging in turn around an event, but even that gets perverted by a turn, just like “going deeper” in Inception, which if we’re being honest is a very silly movie, much like this one, but hey they move. And this one has a more interesting cast, and it doesn’t rely on sentimental exposition, though there’s plenty of talking about rules and plans, only to have those thwarted by contrivance. Still don’t know why a jigsaw puzzle is his favorite form, but it must be tied to his conception of a movie set as a series of plans to realize, and his effort to perfect them. He’s only interested in closing things. Wish the handheld was a bit better motivated in some dialog scenes, but he’s a much better director of spatial relationships post-Pfister; Hoyte is a better partner all around. My other wish is writing related: check your ego, understand comedy isn’t your strong suit, and hire somebody to write better dialog, there’s gotta be somebody in Ho’wood happy to ghost write some punch ups for the right price. You would obviously pair this with Déja Vu on a double bill. Look forward to the re-lease in 2021 when I’ll watch it again in IMAX because, well, I enjoyed the rollercoaster and sometimes you want to not think—even when Chris wants you to think.

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