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Film Review: ‘Juggernaut’

Film Review: ‘Juggernaut’

Though it attracted no love from Oscar voters, “Wind River,” a rural indie noir, was one of last year’s success stories, proving that audiences have a taste for such well-plotted if low-key mysteries, if they’re able to find them. “Juggernaut,” which gets a very limited U.S. theatrical launch from LevelFilm (simultaneous with its on-demand release) likely won’t achieve that popularity. But Canadian writer-director Daniel Dimarco’s debut feature sports enough of the same elements — and an equivalent surety of craft — to potentially access the same audience.

Ne’er-do-well Saxon Gamble (Jack Kesy) leaves a prison stint to head, like a guided missile, exactly where he’ll create the most misery. That would be his hometown in agricultural central British Columbia, where he’s estranged from his “golden boy” older brother Dean (David Cubitt) and father Leonard (Peter McRobbie), the latter an admitted erstwhile “drunk man of

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