The knee-jerk response to Sarah Palin: You Betcha! is that the Barracuda from Wasilla has gotten a documentary she richly deserves, though it might be just as true that wanting to make a Sarah Palin documentary disqualifies you from doing so. Anyway, this petty work from Nick Broomfield—a repulsively ingratiating Brit guttersnipe slipping across Alaskan ice—feels a lot like hunting a wolf from a helicopter. With its cheap shots, recycled gaffes and old scandals, it is fitting in another way: It’s a movie for people who don’t read magazines. Clinton Street Theater. 7 and 9 pm Friday-Thursday, Oct. 7-13.
- Best paired with: MacTarnahan’s Amber.
- Also showing: The Thing (Bagdad, 11 pm Friday, Oct. 7), Friday the 13th (Laurelhurst).