2. Bernie (2011)

What a weird, weird film.

It’s a fictionalized account of a true story that happened here in Texas that actually mixes in the real-life people who knew and socialized with the characters the movie is based on. It’s not a documentary that chronicles all the intricate details of what went down in the East Texas town of Carthage in 1996 but rather a one-sided look at a small-town scandal that’s presented in brief little nuggets of gossip stuck between a narrative with Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey.

Entertaining and kept me up until the early hours of the morning as I ended up falling down the rabbit hole of who Bernie Tiede really was.

4 out of 5 Flaming Skulls