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Reel Snippets – Brick

Brick is a film that I don’t think gets enough attention, which is a shame because it’s a rare movie that can be enjoyed on two levels: for its quality and for the novelty. For all intents and purposes, this is a film noir, but set inside a rundown suburban high school and the fact is that it works too perfectly not to be enjoyable. Like Pacific Rim, if this had been played for parody instead of completely straight, it would not have worked as well. But the different spots that the cliques hang out in serving like dive bars or Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s world-loathing loner Brendan standing in as the hard-boiled detective make this a very firm fit. The plot itself is very engaging on its own too and while it can get a little complicated, it never leaves the viewer behind for long. So when you’ve got the chance to rent or stream Brick, do so. It’s grim, it’s gritty, it’s great.

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