I was talking to a friend of mine about Brick, and why we did not like it.
[Redacted]: did you see brick?
Me: yes. i did not like it.
[Redacted]: i wasn't that crazy about it either.
[Redacted]: i mean, i was definitely entertained
[Redacted] and i don't think i quite got the film noir thing, because i haven't seen that many
Me: i feel like film noir is best in black and white, honestly. [For Adam, who will complain in the comments: I said this knowing full-well that both Chinatown and L. A. Confidential are amazing.]
[Redacted]: i wondered why they didn't do that!
Me: and i remember thinking, "when i was a teen i wanted there to be more movies like these with people my age. now i know why they didn't make them: because it's ridiculous."
[Redacted]: yeah, [Redacted] was talking about how he liked it a couple years ago because it felt very much like high school with all the heightened drama.
[Redacted]: but now it falls flat for me.
[Redacted] i mean, i'm eight years out of high school. and i had trouble relating to high school movies WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL because they don't make high school movies about girls who like fey scottish bands and meet men on the internet.
[Redacted]: fuck hollywood.