Movie Review: INCEPTION, 2010

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Directed by Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Cillian Murphy, Lukas Haas, Michael Caine, Tom Berenger
Review by Joseph Starnes


A writing professor of mine once suggested that any serious writer should avoid dream sequences in their stories at all costs; that they are cheap gimmick to allow a writer to introduce meaning and information without the cumbersome trouble of attaching it to a character’s actions. It’s actually a good rule of thumb and a problem that’s been perpetrated in more than one hack’s hands. Of course, the other thing he said is that there are no rules in writing and anything is fair game as long as you know what you’re doing.

Writer-director Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight”) knows what he’s doing. His tastes for crime…

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