(109 mins, 18) Directed by Julius Avery; starring Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell
This gory B-movie initially masquerades as a war film, but Nazi-occupied France is simply a convenient setting. Private Boyce (Fences’ Jovan Adepo, a rod of charisma) is an African-American soldier who wouldn’t hurt a mouse; his trigger-happy foil the flaxenhaired Corporal Ford (Wyatt Russell). The film pits them against SS officer Wafner (a slimy Pilou Asbaek), and plays with horror tropes such as half-closed doors, creepy old ladies and science experiments gone wrong. Things eventually go fullbody horror, but luckily the film leans into its silliness, peaking with a human head, still talking, attached only to a beating heart.