Never hold a playwright hostage otherwise you’ll get endless method analysis of character, improvisational acting exercises and outer action that never gets resolved in the inner action. Martin Donovan writer, director and co-star of Collaborator, a Hal Hartley cerebral comedy of mores regular, naturally prefers talking it out to the more traditional shooting it out. The result is more an exercise, a rehearsal– more conceit than character study that wastes two good performances. A B-.
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - "This is a dude who, 700 years ago, totally ravaged China, and who, we were told, 2 hours ago, totally ravaged Oshman's Sporting Goods."