An amazing performance by Christian Bale, a very good one by Jennifer Jason Leigh,
and a cool, desaturated look.
A man who has hardly slept for a year slips further and further into his own
paranoia, as he, and we, question his sanity.
It works really well as a psychological thriller, setting up a creepy, unique, dreamlike
mood for most of it's length. But the ending is so neatly ties up the loose ends in such an
obvious, 'you can see it coming' way that it takes away from all that precedes it. I was sad to
realize that ultimately, it was less smart, and about less thematically, then I kept assuming.