Memento

This Christopher Nolan classic is widely regarded as a top film of the 2000’s and a movie that changed independent cinema.  With its indirect storylines and nonlinear editing, everything about this film felt fresh.

The most astonishing part about this film is just how great the editing was.  It’s ability to slowly put yourself into the film to make you feel like you also suffer along with Leonard.  This is such a hard thing to do, but Nolan is a master and this is not surprising that he is able to pull off such an incredible story.  


A lot of this film is left to mystery and I’m sure most have seen it so I won’t bite you with the details of the plot.  Instead I’ll talk about how great Guy Pearce and Joey Pants were.  Truly the best work for both of them and they play off each other perfectly.  You never really know what’s going on and who to trust, and that’s a testament to the dedication these two put forward to their roles.  


I’m so happy I was able to watch this finally because it’s been on my list as one of the greatest films ever made and it’s a shame I never got to see it.  I now want to watch seven  because I feel like it is similar and will give me the same amount of suspense Memento did.  

Memento: 9.5/10

Erich’s next movie: Dear Zachary

Erich, don’t look anything up about this movie.  Just put it on, turn your phone and let this documentary take you on a ride.  You have to submerse yourself into the story in order for it to affect you properly.  


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