Perhaps it seems too richly ironic that renegade director Alex de la Iglesia would follow a film literally set in the circus (The Last Circus
) with a movie centered on the so-called media circus, but in As Luck Would Have It
, the man behind such masterful comedy-thrillers as Common Wealth
and The Perfect Crime
does just that, turning out one of his most humane and socially perceptive films in the process. A virtual 180-degree shift from the brutal excess of The Last Circus
, As Luck Would Have It
might not appear to be as immediately grotesque as that gun-toting, grease-painted nightmare, even if it qualifies (and it very well...