TrustMovies believes, anyway) is part of the character's rather than the writer's make-up. And so the dialog here -- as is typical of this writer -- is real, clever and on the mark. The film was directed by Nathaniel Krause, as his thesis film for USC, and though ten minutes is not really long enough to make much of a judgment, Krause certainly get us quickly into things via close camerawork (by Jeff Webster) and proper editing by Carlos Haynes, bringing to dismal life this wretched human being, and the two people with whom he's involved for these few minutes. We're with (well, against) the Brody character almost immediately, and, again, as with so many of La Bute's tales, we keep gasping and wondering, How far can this guy go? You'll find out if you have the chance to see this nasty little... gem? Nah. More like a lump of coal. But there's a place for coal, and lots of it, in in the universe of this writer, who loves, like nobody else, to hold up a mirror to the face of snotty white-male entitlement.
Double of Nothing screens at the Palm Springs Shortfest on Saturday, June 23, at 4:00PM at the Camelot Theaters -- as part of the Results May Vary program.