Brick is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Rian Johnson, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
A hardboiled detective story that takes place in a Californian suburb. Most of the main characters are high school students. The film draws heavily in plot, characterization, and dialogue from hardboiled classics, especially from Dashiell Hammett. The title refers to a block of heroin, compressed roughly to the size and shape of a brick.
just in time considerably late for Valentine’s Day, I, SportsGuy515, am making my non-podcast return to the site with a themed RETRO-Review! To go with the theme of Valentine’s Day and romance, so to speak, I will be discussing in-depth my favorite romantic-comedy of all-time, (500) Days of Summer. Directed by Marc Webb, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel.
Author’s note: The bulk of this review will contain *SPOILERS*. If you do not want to be spoiled, only read the introductory and concluding paragraphs, or come back to it altogether after you’ve seen the film. You have been forewarned.