Memento (2000)

One of the most interesting films I’ve seen in terms of structure. The film is a puzzle box, a mind game, typical to Nolan, and he absolutely pulls it off here. The pondering on memory, existence, the realities we construct for ourselves are quite profound at times. Unlike perhaps some of Nolan’s other films, the structure and twistiness here are in service of the characters and themes of the stories; they reinforce it, they develop it, they layer upon it. Everything is cohesive. The payoff is the sell here, and Nolan (and Guy Pearce for that matter, doing a great job) absolutely pulls it off.

I give it four burnt photos, and a loaded gun.


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