Shyamalan KnockOut! (Round 3)

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I think the sensible thing to do is to just skip Round 2 and eliminate both of these films.£

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I think Insomnia has one of the biggest disparities between critics and audience reaction in any director's filmography (that I can think of). Personally I side with the critics and Inception, TDK and Memento are the only Nolan movies I'd rank above Insomnia.

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Insomnia is a piece of gold. One of very few cases that critics got it right and film fans didn't.£

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it’s an excellent piece and fits rather comfortably in Nolan’s filmography, thematically speaking

but when the most interesting thing about it is that it pulls a switcheroo on who the audience expects its main actors to portray, i think it tends to get lost in the weeds among a group of films where the rest of them (including Following) are either playing with the constructs of time, cutting between narratives with heartpounding, visceral momentum, or simply have a massive scale not seen in 99% of the 21st century’s films

if i had to pick a Nolan film to get rid of, it has to be Insomnia, as sad as that is

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