Artsy black and white student film with all the trappings: shaky camera movement, bleak philosophical voice-over narration, juggled time frame. It never really gels at the end since, in an attempt to be clever, Nolan forsakes clarity, leaving gaping logical holes (and when I say gaping, I really mean it). As a sign of things to come from the promising director, it's a positive - he clearly has poise and style, and for all its flaws the picture is not an embarrassment.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Year Released: 1999