Weekend Watching: Brick

High school and film noir collide in Rian Johnson’s directorial debut. Joseph Gordon Levitt stars as loner Brendan who sets out to uncover what happened to his femme fatale ex-girlfriend when her body is found.


Brick (2006) is a quirky indie that did very well at Sundance. Rian Johnson deftly uses a high school as the place to set his neo-noir opus. It borrows stylistically from the genre’s great writers like Dashiell Hammet, James M. Cain, or Raymond Chandler. But Johnson finds something unique in his stylised take on adolescence. Continue reading “Weekend Watching: Brick”