Tricksiness


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Trick´si`ness


n.1.The quality or state of being tricksy; trickiness.
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With excellent cinematic craftsmanship and some clever twists, Den of Thieves just about places itself within that canon, even when it's too enamored of its own tricksiness.
Neither does it have much of the metafictional tricksiness of Book of Numbers, an allegory about the internet in which one "Joshua Cohen," an author, was ghostwriting the autobiography of another "Joshua Cohen," a sinister tech entrepreneur.
Such tricksiness may be a recurring attribute of this kind of art, but this is not simply postmodern game-playing for its own sake.