Revenge, it is said, is a dish best served cold. In Blue Ruin, a thriller by Jeremy Saulnier that made a bloody splash at Cannes last year, the dish may be cold, but it is served by warm sweaty hands. Dwight (Macon Blair) is not your typical movie avenger. He fumbles along implacably, shedding copious blood — his own and his enemies’. There is a subtext of satire here, a splattering of dark humor, and there will be things the squeamish may not want to watch. Rated R. 90 minutes. Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe. See review.
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