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In 2018, writer/director Aneesh Chaganty made an industry splash with “Searching,” one of a few computer desktop-based thrillers to pop in in recent years as more and more filmmakers turn to the secrets of technology to inspire chills. “Searching” won praise from audiences and made some money at the box office, proving there was interest in the helmer’s way with tightly confined terror and paranoia. He’s moved past the CPU and cell phones, but Chaganty remains in tight spaces with “Run,” which returns him to the fury of disoriented parents and their concern for children, only here he’s masterminding more of a Hitchcockian viewing experience. The feature only deals with a handful of characters and a situation of domestic clarity, but the production gets the material going with imaginative set pieces and interesting sinister business. It runs out of gas in the final act, but “Run” is quite the ride for its first hour. Read the rest at


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