Memento
2001
*****
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Guy Pearce, Joe Pantoliano, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mark Boone Jr.

A highly original thriller about a man who tries to make sense of his reality after he has lost his short term memory. To reflect the fractured memory, the riveting story is told backwards. This could easily result in gimmicky and self-satisfied nonsense, but in this case it couldn’t be further from the truth.