Insomnia

coverThe plot of 'Insomnia' (murderer blackmails dirty cop) is a far cry from that of Nolan's brilliant breakthrough, 'Memento': its twists and turns are fewer and far less serpentine. It's a remake of a Swedish original. And the setting, slow pace, eerie score, dead girl found naked in transparent plastic, outsider detective solving the murder, and decent local cops were all reminiscent of Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' TV series.
However, the Alaskan landscape, with its unending daylight even at 4AM, is a character all its own in 'Insomnia'. It's also refreshing to see Robin Williams in a serious role, a rarity.

Posted by cronopio at 01:25 AM, February 05, 2003