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A Boy and His Dog (L. Q. Jones, 1975)

“America in 2024 is as harshly divided as the diametrically opposed landscapes against which the film’s action takes place—the barren aridity of life aboveground and the ersatz fecundity in the “downunder” called Topeka whose citizens cling desperately to outmoded forms … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 17 – 20

Spies (Fritz Lang, 1928) – 4/5 In effect remaking his own Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Lang interlards rip-roaring action pieces—the most impressive among them, a third-act train wreck—with a pretty conventional “romance between opposing sides” subplot, which never takes … Continue reading

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