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Strange Days

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Kathryn Bigelow’s once maligned big-budget box-office failure, a heightened science-fiction thriller delving into the near futuristic worlds of virtual reality and urban malaise, is now widely regarded as a fascinating, troubling and prescient film maudit based on a script by James Cameron and Scorsese collaborator, Jay Cocks.

A teeming, millennial, baroque and richly detailed vision of a decaying Los Angeles torn apart by race riots and crime, Bigelow’s discomforting neo-noir is a “visionary triumph” (Todd McCarthy) starring Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett and Juliette Lewis.

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