Friday, July 28, 2023

Oppenheimer - 4 Stars - THEATERS - July 21, 2023

Director Christopher Nolan creates an epic worthy of comparison to Citizen Kane.  Cillian Murphy never loses our attention as the genius scientist recruited despite his left-wing past to organize and build the world's first nuclear weapon.  Oppenheimer builds to a powerful high point leading to the atomic test in the New Mexico desert, followed by euphoria and equally deep depression. Cutting back and forth in time, and from color to black and white, Oppenheimer stiches the forces that will bring down the man credited with ending WWII.  Passion and ambition. genius and betrayal combine for a rare grown-up epic