Today the cinetrix doffs her cap in admiration of Wall Street Journal film critic Joe Morgenstern, for this glorious locution, to be found in his review of Overnight [sub. req'd]
Troy Duffy was only one of many novice filmmakers who got a shot at greatness -- or at least at sustainable mediocrity. That said, he comes on as someone special in "Overnight" -- a force of unnature, a beefy brute, an alpha boor, a Humvee with a mouth [emphasis mine].
The nation's film critics are well on the way to constructing themselves one hell of a Frankenstein's monster this holiday season, and the new releases are still coming thick and fast. So to speak.