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'Bound'

October 25, 1998|Kevin Thomas

The brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski inevitably bring to mind Joel and Ethan Coen, especially the brothers Coens' first picture, "Blood Simple." Their inventiveness in thinking up one outrageous yet plausible plot development after another also recalls John Dahl's "Red Rock West." Darkly hilarious, in-your-face brutal, "Bound" is engrossing low-down entertainment in which a leather-jacketed, tattooed lesbian (Gina Gershon) who's hired to renovate a run-down apartment, becomes the object of seduction for Jennifer Tilly's Violet, the mistress of a gangster Joe Pantoliano), who turns up with $2 million in a suitcase. Now the noir fun begins in earnest (TMC early Tuesday at 3:30 a.m. and Saturday at 12:20 a.m.).

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