Well, after this weekend's grizzly brush with detection, I was delighted to come across a wonderful thriller which not only satisfied my love for mystery but was absolutely beautiful too. Brick is subtitled 'a detective movie by Rian Johnson' but I've never seen a detective story filmed so stunningly. In one pivotal scene, a series of images help our hot protagonist to join the dots together and figure out one part of the mystery.
The gorgeous detective (it always helps, doesn't it?) is supported by a cast of brilliantly portrayed characters, who although all in high school, fit well into the archetypal film-noir moulds which it was inspired by.
As the film came to a close, I was left wishing that all detective stories could be so beautiful.