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8) Frayn, too, refrains from tricksy formal devices and unnatural language but still presents his figures tackling yet failing in tasks central to an understanding of their lives on earth.
Gardner is at his best when he is mining The Servant (1963), Accident (1967) and The Go-Between (1971) for their sources of power; with the first two, he does a good job of showing how they are not as tricksy as some general viewers might believe.
Nor are the parallels to anti-South African apartheid boycotts anywhere near as tricksy as Jakubowicz makes out.
No trinket of a teacher, no gewgaw of a penitent fellow pupil, no tricksy tormentor could crack the silence of me.
This, which enacts the problem with characteristic tricksy indirection, also implies its solution as the laborious confection of equivalent apparatuses in the adoptive language: the whole farrago of imagery, archaism, etc, which cannot strike even the most finely tuned foreign ear as it strikes that of the native English-speaker.
Brolin and Olsen embolden thinly sketched protagonists as best they can while the tricksy plot uncoils around them.
Gyllenhaal invests his rebellious cop with an array of twitches and ticks that hint at rage bubbling beneath the surface while Dano is both pathetic and creepy as a man-child, whose innocence remains shrouded in doubt until the tricksy closing frames.
Cineword, Showcase, Odeon & VUE Filmed on location in London, Trance is a tricksy psychological thriller, penned by Joe Ahearne and John Hodge, which plays loose and fast with our preconceptions.
Filmed on location in London, Trance is a tricksy psychological thriller, penned by Joe Ahearne a1nd John Hodge, which plays loose and fast with our preconceptions.
Initially, the film is quite engrossing but there is a tendency for it to become a bit too tricksy for its own good.
Most interesting is Animals, which starts as politely tricksy jazz-lite and ends in what sounds like a full-blown riot.