Friday, October 28, 2016

Review - The Babadook

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

Review - Hurricane Bianca

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

Review - The Siege of Jadotville

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.