BURNING PALMS ( MA) ★★★
Stars: Dylan McDermott, Lake Bell
Director: Christopher B. Landon
Available: Now on DVD and BD Director Christopher Landon looks to shock and show a different side to provocative issues in this series of five short films, which are set in LA and explore taboo-relationship business, criminal acts and dirty little deeds. There’s some real weight behind a couple of the vignettes, too, looking at the perceived unnatural relationship between a father and his daughter, a sinful act that drives a woman crazy and a gay couple trying to fit a child into their lives. But as a whole feature, it doesn’t all come together.
Extras: ½ Trailer.