is a director who has consistently disappointed me throughout his career. Stockwell showed promise with his 2001 film Crazy/Beautiful
, starring Kirsten Dunst and Jay Hernandez, but has since made a series of clunkers: Blue Crush, Into the Blue
His last film, Middle of Nowhere,
impressed me a bit when I saw it at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival. I called it a "a multi-layered coming of age ...