As with his previous drama, 2001's Virgil Bliss, Joe Maggio's Gotham-set
story about a well-to-do couple whose emotional estrangement wreaks havoc over
the course of a single night presents the moviegoer with an increasingly common
conundrum: Is it possible to appreciate gutsy acting and twisty script turns
behind a scrim of disgusting videography? The answer will vary from viewer to
viewer, but the filmmaker's talent for immersive, nearly unhinged performances
and caustic dialogue mark him as a fascinating throwback to John Cassavetes.