My latest Sympatico/MSN DVD column is up now, saluting Craig Brewer’s “Black Snake Moan”.
Yes, Samuel L. Jackson is playing a crazed bluesman who sorta-kinda abducts an even more crazed young woman. Yes, Christina Ricci spends a lot of time in a state of undress. Yes, there are crazy plot turns that still somehow make emotional sense.
But here is the thing: Sam Jackson sings “Stackolee”, and any film where Sam Jackson sings “Stackolee” is an instant cult classic.
If only he’d brought his guitar along on that plane ride …