Film Review: “Motherless Brooklyn” (2019)

“From here on out, the game is gonna be about power, from top to bottom.”

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A film noir that revels in every single shadow and scene on which a player can chew. It’s a throwback, a strong passion project, and it lands on exactly the existentialist note it should.

My VHS cover pull-quote: “The Tourette’s syndrome thing is handled pretty well, and while it’s played for laughs at certain points, for the most part Norton just makes it a part of the character without being the entire character. It’s interesting to see a condition like it handled within a 50s noir framework that wasn’t present in the 90s-set source material.”

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