Tue, 17 June 2014
Paul and Erin revisit two memorable films about short-term memory loss. First: MEMENTO, Christopher Nolan's intricately constructed 2000 neo-noir starring Guy Pearce as a brain-damaged man who refuses to let his inability to make new memories interfere with his vendetta against the man who killed his wife; then, GHAJINI, the tonally unstable 2008 Bollywood remake of MEMENTO starring Aamir Khan as a former cellphone magnate who is transformed into a violent instrument of vengeance after a criminal gangleader murders his girlfriend. A story told backwards, or a story told with lots of elaborate musical numbers: which will prevail?
Plus our quick takes on X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, EDGE OF TOMORROW, UNDER THE SKIN, and BIRTH OF THE LIVING DEAD.
Direct download: TAATM_105__Memento_vs._Ghajini.mp3
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