Bobby (Nov. 17) It’s hard for me to view this trailer without recalling my colleague Scott Brown’s opinion (as stated in the new issue of EW, as well as here at PopWatch last week) that Bobby is ”a toweringly simpleminded passion play for depressed Hollywood Democrats, with a cast like an after-party guest list and insipid sub-yippie dialogue to match.” So perhaps that’s why the trailer for Emilio Estevez’s early Oscar buzz-getter about the RFK assassination gave me the sinking feeling that its characters (including those played by Elijah Wood and Lindsay Lohan, pictured) seem more like stand-ins for a variety of social issues. Or maybe, as the folks at Gold Derby argue, Bobby really is a legit contendah, and I’m just another out-of-touch grouchypants. Your thoughts?
Deliver Us From Evil (Oct. 13) Amy Berg’s examination of the Catholic Church’s sex-abuse scandal looks all the more chilling during her interviews with blithely jovial pedophile Father Oliver O’Grady. Honestly, this documentary looks like it’ll be hard to watch, but impossible to miss.