Director Dana Lustig's quirky thriller tries to ring some changes on neo-noir conventions, and it's at least partly successful. Co-scripted by Lustig and Annette Goliti Gutierrez (the pair also collaborated on 1997's WEDDING BELL BLUES), it opens as Shawn Holloway (Selma Blair) is starting her day on a series of bad notes. Shawn is a world-class downer under the best of circumstances: She's a vision in head-to-toe black, actively cultivates dark circles under her eyes, chain-smokes and lives by the motto that if you expect the worst, you'll seldom be disappointed. But even by her gloomy standards, things are going badly. She has a fight with her married boyfriend, Ma...