The directorial debut of acclaimed cinematographer Andrzej Sekula, this gloomy crime thriller deals with the bastardization of white magic. Unfortunately, he seems to have been convinced that shooting everything at a snail's pace would impart deeper meaning to the material. It doesn't. Furious with Officer Merchant (Sam Ageloff) for shooting his brother, maniacal convict Frank (Michael Madsen) bides his time in jail. Luckily, his new cellmate is a practitioner of magic secrets stolen from bayou priestess Queenie (Pat Perkins). After instructing Frank, however, this mournful convict hangs himself. Frank mesmerizes the parole board into setting him free and starts oper...