My Top Ten Films of the Decade: #2 Memento

Before he gained mainstream fame with the new Batman films, Christopher Nolan made a well-acclaimed indie thriller starring Guy Pearce as a man who can’t remember more than a few minutes.

The story is intriguing in its format, which moves in a reverse-chronological order.  This means that you already know what happens to the characters at the very beginning, but the film slowly puts together the pieces of how we ended up at this point.

This is definitely one of the most cerebral films of the decade.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).