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You've heard of personal trainers. But what about A very The personal trainer who criticizes your work while you exercise with her?
Christopher Nolan knows the latter. While accepting the Best Director award from the New York Film Critics Circle on Wednesday night, Nolan addressed a particularly unexpected criticism.
“I was in my Peloton doing a long-running workout. I was dying,” Nolan recalled in his acceptance speech. “The trainer started talking about one of my movies (which he later found out was TenetHe said: Has anyone seen this? Because that's a few hours of my life that I'll never get back.
Nolan continued to use the tale as a way to promote the professionalism of the assembled film critics.
“when [film critic] Rex Reid is in your movie, he's not asking you to work out! Nolan said jokingly. “In today's world, where opinions are everywhere, there is an idea that film criticism has become democratized. But, personally, I believe that critical appreciation of films should not be an instinct, it should be a profession.
Critic Matt Naglia captured screenshots of Nolan's speech and posted them on social media. This led 404 Media reporter Samantha Cole to find the Peloton clip in which he attacked trainer Jenn Sherman.
“This song is taken from the soundtrack of a movie called Tenet“,” Sherman said in the clip. “Does anyone see this-?” Has anyone seen this but me? Because I need proof. Someone has to explain this. Yeah, I'm not kidding, what was going on in this movie? do you understand? Seriously, you'd have to be a neuroscientist to understand. And that's two and a half hours of my life that I want back.
Nolan clip and Peloton footage below.
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