The antithesis of “check your brain at the door” cinema, Danny Boyle’s mind-bending crime thriller Trance
tickles our synapses with a series of compelling twists and surreal turns while plunging us into the bruised brain of a thief in serious trouble. Pulsing and unpredictable, it’s the type of cinema that only a filmmaker who thrives on taking risks would make, playing out like twisted techno Hitchcock as it leads us into a world where we’re never quite sure what’s real or whom to trust.
Prominent art auctioneer Simon (James McAvoy) has a problem. A serious gambling addict, he strikes a deal with resourceful crime boss Franck (Vincent Cassel) to settle...