Is the world ready for a John Waters movie with action sequences? The bad taste auteur's latest is simultaneously the slickest thing he's ever done the action may not rival DIE HARD's, but it's executed with crackling precision and his first film
in years with the anarchic energy of his early Midnight Movies; think MULTIPLE MANIACS with machine guns. The film's semi-autobiographical conceit is genuinely inspired: a lunatic young director, the self-titled Cecil B. Demented (Stephen Dorff, hilarious in a straitjacket) leads a devoted
cult/gang of cinema terrorists called the Sprocket Holes, whose mission is to destroy mainstream movies. Shouting '60s-de...