Three contract killers (James Spader, Charlize Theron and Danny Aiello), two loopy cops (Jeff Daniels and Eric Stoltz), one suicidal TV movie director (Paul Mazursky) and a wacky assortment of California neurotics (Marsha Mason, Glenne Headly, Austin Pendleton, Peter
Horton et al.) cross paths in L.A.'s so uncool it might be hip San Fernando Valley. It sounds lazy to say actor turned writer director John Herzfeld is doing a Tarantino, but it's easier than going through the PULP FICTION checklist, item by item: Dense, meandering, self-referential dialogue.
Outrageous -- perhaps divinely ordained -- synchronicity. Chic world-weariness. Sleazy sexual innuendo. Eccentr...