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I went to see Danny Boyle’s TRANCE today, and was rewarded with a colorful psychedelic thriller about a man called Simon (James McAvoy) who undergoes hypnotherapy in order to remember where he hid a painting he stole from a criminal (Vincent Cassel). The therapist (Rosario Dawson) is busy playing some twisty mind games with our protagonist, for good reason. Anthony Dod Mantle’s electric cinematography coupled with a densely layered soundtrack makes for an actual cinematic experience, and Danny Boyle most capably commands his fine actors and the tricky storyline. Recommended.

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