Writer-director Hue Rhodes's premier effort, the way-offbeat road comedy Saint John of Las Vegas
, seems like the product of an entire film movement that has already passed us by, and imparts new perspectives on that cinematic period by virtue of its 2009 production date. Rhodes has created an anachronism -- with Quentin Tarantino-Coen Brothers vet Steve Buscemi as the lead, and a very Coen-ish feel, Saint John
could have easily emerged over a decade before it did, surrounded by Pulp Fiction
, The Big Lebowski
, and all of the lesser, derivative movies they inspired. One can imagine the thirtysomething NYU film school grad growi...