Thursday, May 15, 2008

Do the twister

Roger Ebert on Redbelt, a genre of its own. My review here. (Roger Ebert's Journal)


David Mamet's recent "Redbelt" is an example of a kind of movie that needs a name. It's not precisely a thriller, or a suspense picture, or a police procedural, and although it occupies the territory of film noir, it's not a noir. I propose this kind of film be named a Twister, because it's made from plot twists, and in a way the twists are the real subject.

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