Jack of All Genres
by Michael Dunaway
A number of our great directors have shown a high degree of versatility in their careers—Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Linklater, Steven Soderbergh. But an argument could be made that Danny Boyle, whose new film Trance opens this weekend, is the true jack of all genres.
That Trance represents a departure in many ways for Boyle shouldn’t come as a surprise. He’s been genre-hopping his entire career. He started out directing TV movies, series and mini-series. His first film, 1994’s Shallow Grave, was a cult favorite of the thinking-man’s horror set. But he truly burst into the public eye in 1996...