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In the Dark

Aiming Aimlessly

The Hunt (2020)

Directed by Craig Zobel ◆ Screenplay by Nick Cuse and Damon Lindelof ◆ Produced by Blumhouse Productions ◆ Distributed by Universal Pictures

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Directed by Irving Pichel and Ernest B. Shoedsack ◆ Screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman ◆ Produced and distributed by RKO Radio Pictures

The Candidate (1972)

Directed by Michael Ritchie ◆ Screenplay by Jeremy Larner ◆ Produced by Redford-Ritchie Productions ◆ Distributed by Warner Brothers


The Hunt is a recklessly scabrous satire that concerns itself—or pretends to concern itself—with the battle lines between well-heeled millennials and that portion of our population Hillary Clinton, straying from her script, dubbed “deplorables.”

The film’s allegorical premise echoes the one that informs Richard Connell’s famous 1924 short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” adapted to the screen in 1932 by Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, the fellows who gave us King Kong a year later. 

Leslie Banks in The Most Dangerous Game (1932)Like King Kong, “The Most...

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