Today’s DVD donation? The “Jesus Kid” comes to Oviedo

I am writing the review of this Brazilian satire shortly, but suffice it to say, it’s a hoot. A riff on politics, writers and writing and a movie maker who insists on getting this nom de plumed hack who writes paperback Westerns under the name Paul Gentleman to become his “Barton Fink.”

Eugenio, our 50something novelist, has been threatened by the Bolsinaro regime for being blasphemous — his novels always feature the amoral gunfighter, The Jesus Kid. That same regime is willing to resort to violence to get Eugenio to write the president’s biography.

Paranoid, hallucinatory, subtitled fun. I hope the residents of Seminole County Florida are ready for it!

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About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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