Instant Gratification: “The Babadook” and four other good movies to watch on Netflix


The Instant Gratification column took the week off while I was immersed in covering the 2015 Wisconsin Film Festival (check out all my reviews here.) But it’s back, headed by one of the best horror films in recent  years.

Pick of the week: “The BabadookMy full review is here. There may be nothing scarier than being a parent, as shown by this wonderful Australian horror film in which a harried single mother comes across a mysterious pop-up book that tells of a fearsome creature menacing a family . . . very much like hers.

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“They Came Together”: The rom-com gets carpet-bombed


“They Came Together” has its Madison premiere at the Union South Marquee Theatre, 1308 W. Dayton St., at 7 p.m. Thursday, and also plays Friday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. FREE! R, 1;24, three stars out of four.

A romantic comedy starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler? I might go see that. A spoof of romantic comedies starring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. Now we are talking.

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