Joshua ★★★

With all the trappings of a supernatural thriller, including nods to everything from Rosemary’s Baby to The Omen to Ghostbusters 2, one can be forgiven for expecting this to be about a haunted boychild. By the end of the second act, one might even hope that’s the case. But the movie scoffs at such assumptions. The reality of parenting is that when a child inevitably commits a terrible act, there’s no excusing it as “demonic possession.” Sometimes your kid just really, really sucks.