Playing firmly in full genre mode, Danny Boyle’s Trance looks to find the director in full form. Aggressive visuals, trusts breached. It also looks to have fine character performances from Rosario Dawson as a professional hypnotist to Vincent Cassel, the possibly turncoat partner in crime, and yes, James McAvoy who an art auctioneer turned thief whose heist involving a Goya painting goes to holy hell. Plus amnesia. Or Maybe Not. Either way, I’m in.
Resident culture snob.