How could I not join in? I love films...I wish I had the time to watch more and this meme will certainly open my eyes to films I haven't seen so they can go on my 'to watch list'.
This week the theme is films from the 21st century. It's really difficult to pick out a favourite film in this genre as there are SO many that I could easily rave about - The Prestige, Pan's Labyrinth, Lord Of The Rings, Inception, Donnie Darko, The Departed, Tell No One, The Kings Speech etc. There are so many I love!
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In a nutshell it's about a guy with amnesia who's wife has been killed (that is his last memory) and he uses notes and tattoos to discover who has killed her as he's unable to store new memories. It's one of those films that starts at the end - it's one of those films that really makes you think. It's written and directed by Christopher Nolan - the mastermind behind Inception and The Prestige.
The film stars Guy Pearce in the lead role and he's amazing. "What?" I hear all you Neighbours fans cry "Mike Young?" Yes, Mike Young from Neighbours. He's long since shed the Aussie Soap badge and is a fantastic actor - also stars in The Kings Speech (another of my faves) and The Hurt Locker.
If you haven't seen it, pick up the DVD.
Also, check out 'Tell No One' or 'Ne le dis a personne' from the films I've mentioned above. I so very nearly chose to write about that instead as it's a French (subtitled) thriller so you may not have heard of it. It's an great thriller, real 'edge of your seat' stuff based on the novel by the great Harlan Corben.