Most Confusing Movies Ever
Posted 2017-10-02 16:27:24
This movie has seemed so clever, strangely affecting and slyly funny at the very same time. Writer-director Christopher Nolan's second film is one of the most original and ultimately confounding mind games to reach the screen since The Usual Suspects. You have to pay close attention to Memento, the most original thriller to come along in years and one of the best.
Invention runs lower once we're on those snowy slopes, and the hard narrative punch keeps disintegrating into a floating cloud of pixels. But what a display they make. Inception is a grown-up thriller ride through the dreamscapes of the mind, with Leonardo DiCaprio in the lead. The movie is a sign that Hollywood retains some intellectual oomph.
A stunning technical accomplishment that virtually bursts with noise, ideas and references. The theatrical version is some kind of compacted masterpiece, hormonal, vital, dazed, blissfully unhinged. Its wanton weirdness, its mix of concreteness and intangibility. It remains an aesthetically filmed blend of off-beat comedy, mind-boggling sci-fi, and subjective storytelling that serves as a singular and timeless piece of cinema.
One of the very few movies in which the pieces not only add up to much more than the whole, but also supersede it with a series of (for the most part) fascinating fragments. Mulholland Dr is reissued some 15 years after it was released. It was rapidly hailed as the first great US film of the century. None since has been any more powerful.