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  • Logan's Run

    Logan's Run

    ★★

    Considering the craft and the context of the era in which it was made, "Logan's Run" is fine for the first half. The blind zealotry with which both participants and spectators embrace the Carrousel is appropriately unnerving while the society's mutual exclusivity of enjoyment and youth hints both at the ways in which elder generations can be forgotten and / or conditioned to retaliate, from a policy or populace standpoint, in destructive ways. Once the run begins, though ... more…

  • Dudes

    Dudes

    ★★★

    Equal parts Alex Cox and "Bill & Ted's Cultural Appropriation," Penelope Spheeris's comedy-thriller-action-Western is consistent only where it counts — her early-career interest in exploring the identities of the invisible, the mythos of popular archetypes and how history is both written by the winners and often confined to some small column in a textbook. The poster here makes it look like some wacky Touchstone Pictures bullshit, which it kind of is, but only for a few minutes at a time and…

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  • Fahrenheit 451

    Fahrenheit 451

    ★½

    The temperature at which you'll stare into the middle distance as often as Michael B. Jordan does in this movie, wondering just how the fuck everybody's thirst for their own "Black Mirror" creative cosplay brought us to ... this.

  • Wind River

    Wind River

    ½

    Anyone proffering serious comparisons of Taylor Sheridan to Cormac McCarthy, the Coen Brothers or your preferred master of the bleak, noirish human condition is a delusional fool. Sheridan has written exactly one good movie ("Hell or High Water," in which casting and direction clearly made all the difference) and, thanks to the work of Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins on "Sicario," deluded people into thinking he wrote another one.

    "Wind River," Sheridan's third film as a screenwriter, is also his…