A pre-Halloween weekend features a couple of scary options, plus the additional horrors of war and suburban racism.
Thank You for Your Service
(pictured) sensitively explores traumatized veterans returning home, but gives short shrift to the struggles of their families. Director/co-writer George Clooney's Suburbicon
awkwardly pastes a Coen brothers morality tale onto a heavy-elbowed jab at 1950s white suburban hypocrisy. The dazzling visual gimmick of Loving Vincent
—hand-painting a tale related to the mysterious death of Vincent van Gogh—ultimately overwhelms its narrative.
Eric D. Snider finds a respectable enough exploitation flick, as these things go, in the return of Saw
's moralist murderer in Jigsaw
. The suspense thriller All I See Is You
stylishly spins its wheels while never making it clear what the movie is about.
In this week's feature review, the origin story of Winnie-the-Pooh becomes yet another tale of a sad British writer in Goodbye Christopher Robin
Also opening this week, but not screened for press: An atheist's near-death experience sets him on a course of Christian conversion as Kevin Sorbo directs and stars in Let There Be Light