Monday, August 20, 2007

Mini-Movie Chat: Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan

So, the trailers for this movie promised a story of Old Testament damnation and salvation, perversity and passion, love and death, sex and murder. And I guess that's all there, but done with, surprisingly enough, timidity. Writer-director Craig Brewer sets up the outrageous premise as if he's channeling Melvin van Peebles and Clarence Carter, but the resolution is firmly in "movie-of-the-week", "everybody learns a little lesson" territory. It's not bad - it's nice, which in a movie like this is probably a worse thing.

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