Memento

Memento

Memento is a movie that I never get tired of. At the time it came out, and still to this day it is something fresh and directed in a style that isn’t often done very well. Although Following also by Christopher Nolan was very effective in it’s “time cuts” it seemed to just lay the groundwork for Memento. A highly deserved film editing nomination for Dody Dorn, who had to be a near rocket scientist to put this together with the film being told backwards, then forwards, and back again.

Why was the film edited this way, well, I am ¬†guessing most have seen this by now or heard of it. A man with short term memory loss, who has the inability to make new memories.The film literally goes backwards in 5 to 10 minute segments, and the plot is revealed as the main character Leonard, remembers things, or discovers them as he has tattooed key things about his wife’s murder all over his body. Just masterful in direction by Christopher Nolan (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) and Guy Pearce is incredible and probably at least deserved a best actor nomination for his efforts. If you have not seen this one, I highly recommend that you see it, but also a word of warning, be prepared to pay attention and take everything in. You will be glad you did.

November

November

This movie was fun to watch. It really reminded me of Memento, at last in the style it was done…or maybe Memento meets Run Lola Run would best describe this one. Different points of view revealing different things. The performances were about what I expected, Courtney Cox was good, but nothing over the top outstanding. This film actually comes in under 80 minutes running time, and I am looking forward to seeing it again , as I believe this may be one of those that improves when seeing it a second time. Very intriguing and worth watching.