Just watched Insomnia. Dark, dark movie set in constantly bright summer Alaska, with Al Pacino powerfully portraying a dubiously principled Los Angeles cop. It amazes me, how Pacino is able to pull off these vicious, gritty roles again and again, without ever seeming cliché; I found his acting thoroughly convincing throughout the movie — and Robin Williams only slightly less so. Insomia is almost completely free of typecasting, triteness, or even good guys — though I felt some heart was missing from the whole masterwork, as I felt no emotional investment in any of the characters at the final, tragic end.
Or maybe it was just that I knew the ending beforehand. In any case, Christopher Nolan did a good job directing this one. Now I want to see Memento. (And that backwards Seinfeld episode, too.)