04 February 2010
Surprisingly light on drama and conflict, but refreshingly heavy on three-dimensional characters. I want to comment on its trajectory but I don't want to drop spoilers on here (this isn't a twist-ending kind of film; I'm just paranoid about ruining other people's moviegoing experience. Would but the old woman who sat two seats to my right felt likewise!), so instead I'll just say that my favorite thing here was the lack of black-and-white in painting the relationships. Especially notable in Colin Farrell's hotshot former protege role.
Seen at the Fox Tower.