Cinema: Ego Trip

RENALDO AND CLARA Directed and written by Bob Dylan

More than any other pop figure, Bob Dylan embodies the angry spirit of the '60s: his supercharged voice perfectly evokes the upheavals that defined an extraordinary decade in American life. For this reason — and this reason only — his new movie is not a complete waste of time.

When Dylan bursts into song in Renaldo and Clara, dozens of powerful memories come flooding back; a dreadful film becomes a resonant historical document. If its creator had any sense, Renaldo and Clara would be locked away in a time capsule somewhere, rather than exhibited...

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