Brick blew me away when I saw it on DVD a few years ago, so I wrote up a review that compares it to other releases at the time (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang and Hollywoodland). The review was published locally in New Orleans.
I just started a new website and posted the Brick review (even tho it is not exactly timely). Clicking on this link will take you directly to it:http://www.whatcomesafterpostmodern.com/apps/blog/show/5172804-black-coffee-apple-pie-film-noir-pulp-fiction-in-la-
If you like the movie, you should enjoy the review. I hope you will find it to be small slice of entertainment in it's own right.
The film is discussed in a spoiler-free fashion--I am always very sensitive to that--it slays me when reviews reveal too much.http://www.WhatComesAfterPostmodern.com
the site that asks the question and tries to answer it