Movies: Sleepless in Alaska

In Insomnia, a tormented Al Pacino and a creepy Robin Williams tangle in a thoughtful whodunit

No question about it: nasty, nerdy Walter Finch (Robin Williams) did it. The paperback crime novelist killed the high school girl he was "mentoring." There are no other plausible suspects; and besides, Finch is sly--but not shy--with his confessional hints.

The real puzzle is, Did Will Dormer (Al Pacino) also commit murder? That is to say, Did he, with malice aforethought, shoot his partner Hap (Martin Donovan), or was it an accident--a snap shot in the fog as they were stalking Finch near the scene of his crime?

This turns out to be a complex and interesting matter. And...

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