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Writer/director Christopher Nolan is one of the most successful filmmakers currently working today. From The Dark Knight Trilogy to big budget epics like Interstellar and Dunkirk, his films have grossed billions. But, back in the late 90s, he was just a scrappy indie filmmaker trying to make a name for himself. We revisit Nolan’s second feature film—Memento, a psychological thriller about a man who is attempting to solve the murder of his wife despite the fact that he suffers from short-term memory loss. The film’s “reverse” structure stunned audiences upon its release and had a huge impact on the indie film scene in the aughts. But, 17 years later now that we know the answers to its puzzles, is the film still as engaging? Has the novelty of the gimmick worn off? Or, is it a film that, unlike its protagonist, we’ll be destined to remember for a long time?

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Winner of 5 academy awards and a box office smash when it was released in 2000, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator is often attributed with rekindling the movie-going public’s interest in historical epics. But, now, 15 years later, as superheroes—not sandaled warriors—dominate the cineplex, does this film still feel as impressive? Mike, Dave, and Ivan re-visit this historically inspired blockbuster and ask themselves the following question: “Are we not entertained?”