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The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

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Christian Bale played Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s 2005 film Batman Begins. Batman Begins was Nolan’s first superhero movie, although Memento and Following  contained homages to the Bat Prince of Gotham. Graphic by Josh Shippen.

Christopher Nolan Retrospective Series: Part Four, ‘Batman Begins’

By Josh Shippen, Reporter October 18, 2021

This piece is part four of a six-part series. Read the third installment here.  I’d be nervous if my favorite director transitioned into superhero movies, but in the case of Christopher Nolan, his...

Al Pacino portrays Will Dormer in Christopher Nolan’s third film Insomnia. Insomnia came two years after Christopher Nolan’s first big movie, Memento. Graphic by Josh Shippen

Christopher Nolan Retrospective Series: Part Three, ‘Insomnia’

By Josh Shippen, Reporter October 14, 2021

This piece is part three of a six-part series. Read the second installment here.  Finally, a Nolan film in the correct chronological order. Right after coming out with a film with a moral basis hinged...

Memento was Christopher Nolan’s first breakout movie, and a reunion of The Matrix actors Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano. Graphic by Josh Shippen.

Christopher Nolan Retrospective Series: Part Two, ‘Memento’

By Josh Shippen, Reporter October 11, 2021

This piece is part two of a six-part series. Read the first installment here.  Out of the 11 films that Christopher Nolan has made, there are five that I consider to be masterpieces. Memento is definitely...

In this Christopher Nolan retrospective, I will be giving an in-depth analysis of each of Christopher Nolan’s eleven films, starting with Following. Following is an amazing thriller that kick-started much of Nolan’s style. Art by Hadley Norris.

Christopher Nolan Retrospective Series: Part One, ‘Following’

By Josh Shippen, Reporter September 15, 2021

This piece is part one of a six-part series.  Film geeks have come to adore Christopher Nolan movies, but not many people have seen the low-budget thriller that kicked off his legacy. Following was...

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