January 15, 2010 at 9:56 pm Leave a comment

MOVIE:  Insomnia

NUTSHELL:  Christopher Nolan’s remake of the Norweigan film “Insomnia” in which a veteran Police Detective plagued by an Internal Affairs investigation in Los Angeles and his about-to-cave partner work on a child murder case in B.F.E, Alaska with a gung-ho rookie.

GOOD THINGS:  Some stellar acting in here and a nice, taut script that’s not predictable and moves right along. It’s gorgeous looking too.

BAD THINGS:  Insomnia, child killing, dead animals, teen floozies, log rolling, IA

FEATURES:  Hilary Swank, halibut, Al Pacino, teeny planes, Robin Williams, dime novels, Paul Dooley, Nicky Katt, glaciers, Martin Donovan, gum, Jonathan Jackson

UNCOMFORTABLE MOMENTS:  Al Pacino trying to sleep. Aaaiieee!!!

NOTABLE:  Go see this on a nice screen. There are scenes in this film when a bad screen will actually hamper your ability to follow the action. (It’s basically the anti-Blood Simple – a whole lot of white.)

BEST PART:  Maura Tierney. I lubb her.

BEST LINE:  “I can’t judge. There are two kinds of people in Alaska: those who were born here and those who come here to escape something. I wasn’t born here.” or “You don’t get to choose when you tell the truth. The truth is bigger than that.”

CROWNS:  4 out of 5


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