Brilliant culmination of a series of anti-detective thrillers(possible spoilers)

It is refreshing to see a (relatively) mainstream thriller that does not follow the tired old rules, that uses Resnais, rather than Mel Gibson, as a starting point, that substitutes for an inevitable linear plot a temporal time bomb, where the straight line of events is smashed to pieces and put together with seeming haphazardness. …

Not to be missed if you are looking for something clever and original ***1/2 (out of four)

9) And that’s when we realize we could never be sure of anything to begin with. 8) When Leonard eventually thinks he has found his wife’s killer, eleventh-hour reveals shock us with the possibility that his whole crisis may be nothing more than delusion. 7) Editing this movie must have been like navigating inside Las …

Original and intriguing film noir revision

Revising such film noir conventions as a story told through the unreliable point of view and voice-over narration of a morally flawed investigator-protagonist, the pervasive infusion of a dark past into the narrative present, and the use of a femme fatale as an embodiment of evil allure, Memento is perhaps the most original and intriguing …

Overview and analysis behind the shocking plot

During the movie “Memento,” the audience is left guessing throughout the whole movie until the very end. It has a unique style of presenting the plot in which the movie begins with a scene and then it plays backwards from there. While the movie jumps backwards scene by scene, there is also a transition played …

Addictive and fun to figure out

FACT ONE: “Just because there are things I don’t remember doesn’t make my actions meaningless.” FACT TWO: “Your notes could be unreliable.” FACT THREE: “Memories can be distorted.” FACT FOUR: “But, even if you get your revenge, you won’t remember it. You won’t even know it’s happened.” FACT FIVE: “I want time to pass, but …