Danny Boyle, unsurprisingly showcases his brilliance with his latest effort, Trance. A film unfolding so quickly that it’s slightly distracting. However, it doesn’t take long before realizing that Boyle is hypnotizing you too. While all aspects of the production: direction, score, set design, etc. can be praised, it’s the work of DP and Boyle collaborator, Anthony Dod Mantle that is to be commended. Mantle does such a fantastic job shooting that you are quickly captivated and enthralled throughout. Filming through glass and a provocative neon glow results in distorted images that leave you questioning whether you’re in a conscious state. The well-written twists that Trance provides leaves you on the edge of your seat, while the pacing leaves you fearful to blink. Finally, the performances under Boyle’s direction are great. Not shocking, as Cassel, McAvoy, and Dawson rarely achieve less. So, see Trance and concede to Boyle’s intent… leave in blissful reverie.