Modern day film noir that takes place in High School. INGENIOUS. A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.(imdb)
This was an amazing movie. With all the style and flavor that makes a film noir a black film we follow my new hero, Brendan, through a highly stylistic film that is destined to be a cult classic.

Director Rian Johnson is quoted at saying this..."Teen movies often have an unspoken underlying premise in which high school is seen as less serious than the adult world. But when your head is encased in that microcosm it's the most serious time of your life."
This is the essence of the film. I know I know. We all hated high school and the last thing we want to see is a movie about it claiming to be serious. Mean Girls is really as serious as we want to get, right?(stab). But trust me...This movie is awesome. The dialogue is amazing, the characters fresh, the camera work jaw dropping, the acting on par, the story intriguing, and the movie black. How much more black can black be? The answer is NOIR more black.(a thank u, a thank u)
Reviewed by: shea