Memento Connection to Tenet

Christopher Nolan‘s Tenet is all about going backwards and forwards in time in a manner more complex and visually stimulating than any other time travel movie before. So it only makes sense that the filmmaker’s breakout movie Memento, which also played with narrative chronology, planted the seed of what he would bring with his future blockbuster.

While making the publicity rounds for the home video release of Tenet, Christopher Nolan discussed how the opening scene of Memento wasn’t just a way to introduce the audience to the film’s non-chronological storytelling. The scene also harbored the filmmaker’s larger ambition to bring that kind of temporal narrative style into the blockbuster arena for the movie that would become Tenet. Read More »

The Movie: Memento

Where You Can Stream It: IMDb TV

The Pitch: A man who has lost his ability to make new memories must rely on his own notes and tattoos to piece together clues about the man who murdered his wife.

Why It’s Essential Viewing: Watching Memento is crucial if you want to begin to understand the mind of one of the most successful working filmmakers today. Christopher Nolan made the one hour and nine-minute movie Following two years before this, but it’s kind of astonishing how much 2000’s Memento feels like a leap into the big leagues, even though this was still made with a relatively small budget. Twenty years after its premiere at the Venice International Film Festival (I’m jumping the gun on its 20-year anniversary in the U.S., which isn’t until March of next year), the film still holds up as a smart, twisty thriller that contains so many of the ideas that Nolan remains fascinated by and continues to explore in his work. Read More »

christopher nolan memento video

Memento wasn’t Christopher Nolan‘s first film, but it was the film that put him on the map. In a vintage interview, Nolan breaks out the chalkboard to break down the complex narrative structure of Memento.

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movies leaving Netflix in March 2018

Everything comes to an end, including movies streaming on Netflix. As February gives way to March, several great movies and TV shows will flee the streaming service and be buried in the cold, cold ground, never to return again (maybe). To make sure you don’t miss out, here’s a list of the great stuff leaving Netflix next month.

Behold! The TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in March 2018.

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The Best Movies Of Sundance Film Festival History

Yesterday I posted part one of my two-part look at the best movies of Sundance Film Festival history. Today I return with the second installment, which takes a look at the best movies from the last 16 years of the festival as Park City became not only the mecca of American independent film but the launching pad for hundred million dollar award contenders.

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Morning Watch - Michael Bolton's Game of Thrones Theme

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, listen to Michael Bolton‘s theme song for Game of Thrones, as if the series were a cheesy drama from the early 1990s. Plus, a video essay for Christopher Nolan‘s Memento takes a closer look at telling a story in reverse and Futurama voice star Billy West reenacts a scene from Back to the Future as Fry and Professor Farnsworth.

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Christopher Nolan Netflix

If you held an elimination tournament to determine the movie director who was best representative of the 2000s, there are many names that might make it into the final round. Taste is subjective, of course, but by now there is enough distance between us and the decade that we should be able to look back on it with a degree of clarity.

Going by the criteria of the National Film Registry — whereby motion pictures are evaluated as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” — there is one director whose total output in the 2000s (including teaser trailers for 2010 films) arguably had the most pervasive influence. You would not have to be a “Nolanite” to make a strong case for Christopher Nolan being that director.

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The 10 Best Christopher Nolan Scenes

Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan

This week marks the arrival of the latest film from one of Hollywood’s best and biggest directors, Christopher Nolan. His new film, Dunkirk, is an even bigger event than usual for a couple reasons: first, the entire film was shot in a mix of IMAX and 65mm film, and second, it’s the first time Nolan has made a fictional film based on real events. Dunkirk, being about the infamous Battle of Dunkirk in World War II, is also the first time Nolan has stepped into the war-film genre after years in the world of comic books and science fiction. No doubt Dunkirk will have at least one or two memorable scenes or sequences, but today, I’d like to highlight the 10 best scenes of Nolan’s filmography up to Dunkirk. There are plenty of contenders that didn’t make the cut, especially from The Prestige and The Dark Knight, but let’s get on with the list.

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Memento Honest Trailer

With Dunkirk hitting theaters this weekend, everyone is talking about the filmography of director Christopher Nolan. That’s why Screen Junkies has taken aim at the filmmaker’s breakthrough film Memento for their latest edition of Honest Trailers, and they’ve taken a cue from the narrative style of the film to structure their video.

Watch the Memento Honest Trailer down below. Read More »

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Hey, /Film. What’s a nice place like you doing in a girl like this? Wait, let me start over…

My name is Hoai-Tran Bui, and I’m just happy to be here. Before you ask me how to pronounce my name (not important, and you’d probably get it wrong anyway), let me tell you about my favorite films.

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