m e m e n t o: Just got back from seeing this, and I am impressed. Completely innovative and outstandingly put together, considering the difficulties and logistical slippery spots the script presents. Renée and I will probably be mulling this one over for a couple of days, at least. If you haven’t heard how this film works, this is a very slight summary:

It’s a film noir about a man who suffers from “anterograde memory loss” - he still retains long-term memories, but cannot create any new ones - he lacks short-term recall. The entire film is shot in reverse sequence - we see the climax, and then work backwards from there. I won’t spoil the plot - needless to say, it’s an admirable writing, directing and acting job, and the way the film deals with the question of memory and truth is outstanding. Lead Guy Pearce is impeccable, and Joe Pantoliano (Ralph Cifaretto from The Sopranos) is excellent. Definitely worth seeing.

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