First off, to those of you expecting a review of Chinatown (1974) as promised in the hint that was contained in the Blue Velvet
(1986) piece, I apologize. Chinatown will be the next film covered in the retrospective. I simply got sidetracked in the wake of Christopher Nolan
(2010) by the auteur completest in me, demanding that I actually sit down and watch Following
(1998). While it didn't reach the heights of Memento
(2000) or Insomnia
(2002), the latter of which is perhaps Nolan's most overlooked and underestimated film due to its remake status, I very much enjoyed his rough and ragged debut (which is allegedly up for both the Criterion treatment and a theatrical re-release thanks to his most recent success---in the meantime you can catch it on Netflix Watch Instantly).
The film is bare, cut and dry almost to the point of The Limey (1999), beginning with a young struggling writer (Jeremy Theobald