Fans of Nolan’s work will not be surprised that he accomplishes this with multiple overlapping narratives. The first follows Oppenheimer from his early university days to the Trinity test, the second is the security hearing that followed a few years later and left him in disgrace, and the third follows the confirmation hearing of Lewis Strauss, a key figure in the Atomic Energy Commission later nominated for Secretary of Commerce in 1959.
Each of these stories tells a distinct part of the story and illuminates the others as they proceed in true Nolan fashion. They don’t come together to form as satisfying a catharsis as perhaps prior efforts like Inception or Dunkirk do, but rest assured that this is still a film that will leave you haunted and thinking for days and weeks to come.Link: https://thisisforreel.com/home/movie-review-oppenheimer-christopher-nolan-explores-the-price-of-knowlege-in-one-of-the-best-films-of-the-year
This piece/episode was produced during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the films being discussed here wouldn’t exist.