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‘Scanning’ the Darkness of Our War on Drugs

May 15, 2006
In this summer's most talked-about movie, "A Scanner Darkly," Keanu Reeves stars as an undercover narcotics agent losing his grip on reality in an America that has lost the war on drugs. True, the film is a warning call, but might it also inadvertently channel us toward the very dystopia it is warning against? This article ran in May, but we're trotting it out again because the movie just hit theaters this week.