Memento ★★★★½

The structure of this film is quite clever and the overarching metaphor of grief and guilt are set up elegantly, to allow for the devastating gut punch at the end. However, once you start poking away at the plot a bit and ask questions about the essence of Leonard’s memory loss, it all starts to feel a bit nonsensical.

Regardless, that doesn’t take away from how emotionally impactful the movie is in its entirety. The beauty of the movie is that this inconsistent memory-loss sort of plays into the uncertainty Nolan wants you to have after we reach the end of the film.