Noah Fleiss and Lukas Haas in Brick (dir. Rian Johnson, 2005).
High-school noir. Yeah, I know.
Worthy of note for having the most difficult-to-follow plot since The Big Sleep (no, I take it back, it's even more confusing), and, in all seriousness, a striking performance from Noah Fleiss (Heidi's nephew) as "Tug," a thug. His chronic inability to contain his rage escapes becoming tiresome because Fleiss plays it like classical violin, releasing lightning bolts of tension with precision timing. Comparisons to a young Sean Penn are inevitable.
Labels: Rian Johnson