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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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As the weather gets colder, we turn to director Rob Reiner and screenwriter William Goldman’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Misery. One of the rare Stephen King adaptations that was both a commercial and critical hit (star Kathy Bates took home an Oscar for best actress), the film is ingrained in pop culture—it’s considered a horror classic filled with several iconic moments. So, as we approach Halloween, we figured it was time for a cockadoodie re-view!

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