Ahem, you may want to pay attention to this: On Sunday, we are showing the searing politically-charged historical thriller “The Last King of Scotland.” That’s a lot of adjectives, but the film deserves them all. The movie is based on actual events that took place in Uganda under the brutal dictator Idi Amin’s regime, as seen by his personal physician during the 1970s. Director Kevin MacDonald teamed up with screenwriter Jeremy Brock to adapt Giles Foden’s novel of the same name. James McAvoy (“Atonement” “Wanted”) stars as the doctor who slowly realizes that he is trapped in an inescapable nightmare. In an Oscar-winning performance, Forest Whitaker assumes the role of the notorious despot. His performance is a heart-wrenching and beautiful portrayal of an evil man struggling with humanity and power. If you haven’t seen the film, tune in on Sunday. Bring the tissues, and a sense of righteous indignation. You’ll need both for this incredible film.
‘The Last King of Scotland’ airs on IFC on Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET; Thursday, Apr. 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET; Friday, Apr. 22 at 3:30 a.m. ET; Wednesday, Apr. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET; and Thursday, Apr. 28 at 2:00 a.m. ET