In all the lamentations of the decline of the video store, a common refrain is the loss of the relationship between the clerks and the customers, specifically the art of movie recommendations. While services like Netflix have vast catalogs, navigating through the large libraries can be tricky, and although algorithms are in place that are meant to cater to the viewer’s tastes, it’s not exactly foolproof. Just because someone loves “Rosemary’s Baby” doesn’t mean that they’re interested in some random found footage junk from an unknown distributor. Fortunately, the folks over at Cinefix have a great series of videos, called “Like it/Love it,” that recommend lesser-known films that are similar to more popular recent films. The latest movie tackled? The soon-to-be remade “Memento.”
Clocking in at under four minutes, the newest edition of “Like it/Love it” makes a compelling case for why “Memento” fans will like “The Limey.” Not only is there a connection between the two films’ directors — Steven Soderbergh was the one that convinced Warner Bros to meet with Christopher Nolan about helming the 2002 “Insomnia” remake — but the two films also share non-linear structures and both are revenge-driven stories that play as daytime riffs on film noir.
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Check out the “Memento” and “The Limey” edition of “Like it/Love It” below for more reasons why you should check out the latter film if you’re a fan of the former.