PODCAST 18: Club #14 – Brick

The MovieMuse crew like waffling on about movies almost as much as watching them, so rather than talk to the dog about the comedic overtones of Se7en or the Wellesian influence on Police Academy, we thought we would record our chats, add a few trailers and movie clips and set them free on the world like a pensioner from cocoon.

For our fourteenth film club Gordon chose the 2005 directorial debut of the latest Star Wars director Rian Johnson. Brick is a contemporary hard boiled noir thriller starring Joseph Gordon Levitt.


Brick (2005)

GENRE: Crime, Thriller

DIRECTOR: Rian Johnson

WRITER: Rian Johnson

STARS: Joseph Gordon-LevittLukas HaasEmilie de Ravin 


PLOT: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

TAGLINE: A detective story by Rian Johnson


You can hear the views of the team below in our video and audio podcasts or scroll down to the bottom to see our review scores and where Last Passenger stands on the MovieMuse Film Club leaderboard.



  • Gordon - "a really interesting twist on the classic noir"
  • Mat - "It made me fall asleep. Twice."
  • Simon - "I was intrigued right from the start"


Whilst the team (mostly) found the film an interesting and intriguing twist on the classic noirs of old, it had perhaps too many unlikeable characters and played a little too much on its clever dialogue.

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