PLAYING THE CLOWN WHILE PREYING THE TOWN, US, 133 MIN
Very spooky new adaptation of the old Stephen King book. Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgard) is a deranged clown who makes children disappear in a flash. A very well-made, well-acted movie that can easily claim a place as one of the year’s best. Not just for its unsettling collection of eerie, shocks to the system but also for some accessibly illuminating storytelling. It often recalls an entire season of the Netflix classic Stranger Things administered in one powerful two-hour hit.