Part 5: The Return of the Auteur | 21 Jun 2007 // 6:00 PM
That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.
I Can’t Remember to Forget You: 'Memento' Ten Years Later | 2 Mar 2011 // 4:00 PM
While reviewers raved about its challenge to traditional linear narrative, it’s really in the realm of character development that Memento most destabilizes cinematic conventions.
Memento (2001) | 31 Dec 1994 // 7:03 PM
Imagine that, like Leonard (Guy Pearce), you find yourself in mid-run, with a scary-looking guy with a gun running nearby, and you have to figure out who's chasing whom. In practical terms, it only takes a second to realize that he's chasing you, because he fires his gun at you and heads your way.