Friday, October 28, 2016
This Australian indie is as close to scary as I’ve seen a horror movie come in quite some time. A single mom and her disturbed son run afoul of the title character, a boogeyman from a bizarre childrens’ book. The plot gets muddled in spots, especially toward the end. But the well-managed scares are enough to keep things interesting. Worth watching
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Bianca Del Rio brings her considerable drag queen insult comic talents to a scripted comedy. When a teacher is fired from a Texas school for being gay, he returns as his drag persona and puts the bigoted principal and obnoxious students in their places. Worth watching
Friday, October 14, 2016
Irish soldiers serving in a UN mission to what’s now the Democratic Republic of the Congo run afoul of forces loyal to the Katangese government. The historical realities of African conflict in 1961 – particularly the extensive use of mercenaries – add a new twist to the usual valiant-resistance-by-outnumbered-good-guys tale. Mildly amusing.