"...as good as "Memento" and "The Prestige" were, "The Dark Knight" is his [Christopher Nolan's] pinnacle. If you look at the actors and at their performances and at the writing that guides them, you could argue that "The Dark Knight" is an intimate character drama.
But it's really a $200 million -- give or take -- summer blockbuster and there's absolutely no precedent for a director working on this scale to concentrate so equally and successfully on both the nuances of performance and absolute spectacle..." [emphasis added]
Wow. Read the whole thing.