No Time Like the Present: Memory and Self in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento”

Apologies for the long hiatus without warning. Thesis Crunch. Let's get back to the movies. I embarrassed myself yesterday in an event that will not be recounted here, but for a while I could not stop thinking about it. Even an hour after the fact I was chiding myself for what happened until I finally … Continue reading No Time Like the Present: Memory and Self in Christopher Nolan’s “Memento”

Information Dump, or Why “Inception” Lost Best Original Screenplay

Okay, that’s unfair. Inception didn’t win Best Original Screenplay because the Academy preferred The King’s Speech, and with good reason. It was a great film built upon the foundation of a powerful script. (Why Hans Zimmer didn’t win Best Original Score is beyond me though…) The most common criticism I’ve heard regarding the execution of … Continue reading Information Dump, or Why “Inception” Lost Best Original Screenplay