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Southland Tales

2006

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  • A confusing, hallucinatory work, it's difficult to summarize SOUTHLAND TALES' tangle of paranoid sci-fi premises, which touch on federal corruption, terrorism, declining energy sources, Hollywood schlock, and other issues currently plaguing the American psyche.

  • For all its political satire, high-toned literary and Biblical references, lowbrow sex jokes, and grand sci-fi spectacle, the troubled heart of Kelly’s film maudit lies in Dwayne Johnson’s confused stares and twiddling fingers, with only a levitating ice-cream truck and a reconciliatory meeting of the self offering a pathway to… well, some kind of salvation, maybe.

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