Ainât it funny that two of the stronger films out of the 2010 gate are westerns? Sure, Rango and Meekâs Cutoff couldnât be more distinct in tempoâGore Verbinskiâs cartoon is frantic where Kelly Reichardtâs Oregon Trail convoy is still. Plus, Rango stars a screaming chameleon. But spot how both movies begin submerged in cool water, and then turn into a dire search for hydration. While the pioneers on Meekâs wagon train debate where to find an alkali-free lake, the hideous citizenry of Rangoâs town, Dust, gather for occult ceremonies at the base of a sacred faucet. Together, these pictures make a fellow plumb thirsty. Academy, Bagdad, Kennedy School, Laurelhurst, Valley.
- Best paired with: Full Sail Amber Ale.
- Also showing: Octopussy (Laurelhurst).