No noir on Noir Alley this week, but this is one of my favorite new noir, Brick. It’s actually really good and you should check it out.
After receiving a frantic phone call from his ex-girlfriend, teenage loner Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) learns that her dead body has been found. Vowing to solve her murder himself, he must infiltrate high-school cliques that he previously avoided. His search for the truth places him before some of the school’s roughest characters, leading to a confrontation with a drug dealer known as “the Pin (Lukas Haas).”
Check out the trailer below.
F. M. Laster
“Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception.”
― Niccolò Machiavelli