Movies that are slightly off.
Some memories are best forgotten.
Suffering short-term memory loss after a head injury, Leonard Shelby embarks on a grim quest to find the lowlife who murdered his wife in this gritty, complex thriller that packs more knots than a hangman's noose. To carry out his plan, Shelby snaps Polaroids of people and places, jotting down contextual notes on the backs of photos to aid in his search and jog his memory. He even tattoos his own body in a desperate bid to remember.
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Nothing is consistent or reliable, everything is a misrepresentation of the truth, a picture hides a bigger picture, still, sometimes even photographs fade away like memories. Mementos always end up getting burned.. must remember to forget.
Jumping back and forth in a timeline accompanied by a reversed narration, where the beginning is the end and vice versa, Nolan makes a fascinatingly bold move in filmmaking by turning his film into a convoluted puzzle and an unfair game of who's the killer, he puts us into Leonard's shoes and injects us with his perpetual state of disarray. There's a twist every five minutes, each discovery, however tiny, marks a shocking turn of events.
Memento may be a huge gimmick, but it's one gimmick that I adore. Must see, top-tier, cult film monument.
An unforgettable journey into the mind of a man with no memory, Memento is one of the most original, fun, inventive, intriguing & puzzling brain-teasers of all time that will have its viewers guessing from the very beginning to the very end & even afterwards. Having gained a significant cult following over the years, Christopher Nolan's breakthrough feature beautifully exhibits his incredible talent as a storyteller & remains one of the finest features of his illustrious film career.
Divided into 2 adjacent timelines which periodically alternate throughout its runtime, Memento tells the story of Leonard Shelby; an ex-insurance detective who is suffering from short-term memory loss which leaves him incapable of building new memories and has to rely on notes & tattoos as reminders.…
Part Six of Preparing (As Much As Humanly Possible) For Interstellar
Memento is one of Nolan's most gripping works, a puzzle-box neo-noir of intimate and tragic beauty, all tied in with a narrative that is told uniquely and effectively. Completely dropping any sign of a linear story or framework, the film goes off the rails in the finest way possible, culminating in a film that is funny, powerful, saddening, and wonderfully cinematic.
Guy Pierce is at his finest here, playing the protagonist of Leonard with an oblivious and shocking timidity. It works for the role, which happens to be one of the finest characters in any of Nolan's films. Similarly great are Carrie-Anne Moss and Joe Pantoliano, both adding to…
Seventeenth watch of Noir-Vember. I disliked the ‘twist’ in this year’s Interstellar, but boy oh boy does Memento prove that Christopher Nolan is the contemporary sovereign with regards to twist-endings in movie screenplays. Un-be-fucking-lievable. Waited three years to revisit this in order to wipe the ending (or should I say beginning) from my memory as much as possible just so that I could relish in its awesomeness yet again. Memento, Nolan’s first real feature length film, is an unchronological - starting at the close and closing at the start - murder mystery detective story with an insurance investigator, named Leonard who’s played by a stellar Guy Pearce, in its leading role. Leonard, however, is suffering from the repercussions of a…
How well-developed must a story be to be able to tell it backwards? I'd say pretty well.
I can't specify what really caught me in this movie (I tend to only give 5 stars to films that I feel an exciting, intimate connection with), but it was just perfect from beginning to end. After the first five minutes, I was hooked and greedily staring at the screen. I wanted to know more. Guy Pearce's character - Lenny - is loveable and very easy to relate to. In fact, after giving it a thought or two, I decided that if the story was told in chronological order, he wouldn't be so likeable in my eyes, as at the end - or…
I feel like I got most of it but I'm not completely shure!
A good film, but overrated. I think Nolan was trying to be a bit too clever here, where he told an extremely simple story in a complicated way. I think it lost some of it's momentum by the end and it felt a bit tired. But still, a fascinating concept that I think could have gone a lot worse.
"Can't remember to forget you."
hehe more like MEMEnto hehe, but it's actually really good; it got me into 'good' films.
MEMEento huhuhuhuhu good one as one great person said "cant remember to forget you" that was shakira and rhianna
filmes que tem que assistir anotando as coisas num caderninho pra entender o que tá acontecendo
i don't know what happened but i know that i loved it
All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…