submitted by Susan Frank [Email address: jeffandsuz #AT# sbcglobal.net - replace #AT# with @ ]

"Perfectly
Planned Painting" is what the sign on the side of the panel truck reads,
as it pulls up in front of the New York City bank about to be robbed by Dalton
Russell (Clive Owen) and his band of robbers-disguised-as-painters in Spike
Lee’s Inside Man. That tongue-in-cheek bit of whimsy speaks volumes. It says:
Spike Lee is here and this isn’t going to be your typical heist/action
movie. Rich in detail and teeming with
irony, the story and script delivered by first-time screenwriter Russell
Gewirtz provides Lee with the perfect vehicle to take him into the cinema
mainstream, without leaving his old, familiar neighborhood. (Continue reading "Inside Man"…)