If there is one additional joke in Central Intelligence half so good as the one they built their marketing campaign around, it will have been two hours well spent.
There's a special class of film buff who might camp out in costume in anticipation of a new Aleksandr Sokurov film. The director of the entire-history-of-Russia-in-one-feature-length-tracking-shot Russian Ark, is one of those filmmakers whose technically, intellectually stunning work sets him at the very pinnacle of the art form, while managing to remain forever inaccessible to any but the stoutest attention spans.
So, there's this special team of experts, right? And you call them when you suspect a haunting, right? And they come in with special equipment and "bust" the ghosts, right? And there are quips and hijinks and thrills and chills and whatnot. So that's basically the idea here. You might be forgiven for thinking this premise shares a more-than-healthy amount of intellectual capital with that beloved cult classic The Frighteners.
Key and Peele make the transition to the big screen preserving most of what made their TV series essential.
Laika's track record puts them firmly in the tier with Pixar and Studio Ghibli as the best animation studios on the planet.
If you took every word I said about Francofonia above, and replaced it with the word "fighting".
The less you know, the better. If you can stomach a certain amount of gross and appreciate a certain amount of absurd, read nothing else on the subject and request this movie.
Matteo Garrone's sumptuous anthology film Tale of Tales brings together three stories from Giambattista Basile's Pentamerone, the 17th century collection of fairy tales which Wikipedia tells me contained the earliest written versions of Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, among others. John C. Reilly, Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones star.
Yorgos Lanthimos - whatever enfant terrible is in Greek - makes the rare successful leap to Hollywood without losing everything that made him interesting. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C Reilly and Angeliki Papoulia, my vote for greatest actress most people have never heard of.
Any new Nicolas Winding Refn movie promises to be a visual delight. With Drive on one end of the spectrum and Only God Forgives on the other, everything else is anyone's guess. The Neon Demon was loved and hated by a roughly equal number of critics. The LA Times Justin Chaing called it "a hypnotically beautiful object", where the NY Observer's Rex Reed called it "stupid and preposterous".