Finland's most expensive movie of all time stars Samuel L. Jackson (!) as the president of the United States (!) who's rescued from terrorists by a Finnish tween (!) with a bow and arrow (!). Also starring Jim Broadbent (!) and Felicity Huffman (!). From the director of cult arthouse Christmas hit Rare Exports, and... I'm out of exclamation points.
Kevin Bacon is Bad Cop in this midnight-movie thriller about two kids who picked the wrong unattended cop car for a joyride.
No mincing words: the new Mad Max is awesome.
If you had a laboratory filled with science-y looking gizmos and set out to create the ideal person to play the aging Sherlock Holmes by reanimating pieces of previous actors with a bolt of lightning, it probably wouldn't turn out so well. But Ian McKellen is pretty much what you'd have had in mind at the outset.
It's re-release marketing touted Roar as "The Most Dangerous Movie Ever Made". Skeptical? Tippi Hedren, Noel Marshall and their children (including the young Melanie Griffith) star in what appears to be trying for something like a Disney live-action Swiss Family Robinson-style family adventure drama. The twist? The filming takes place in a house filled with untrained lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and cheetahs. For real. The wikipedia page for Roar dedicates more words to detailing the injuries that cast and crew received on the set than to everything else combined. Noel Marshall got gangrene. Cinematographer Jan De Bont (yes, that Jan De Bont) had to have much of his scalp re-attached. It goes on. And yet they just kept coming back until the movie was finished. So, that's what you're getting in for.
Sweden's third-highest-grossing movie of all time, Felix Herngren's adaptation of the international bestseller played at this year's Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Film Festival, and scored universally positive press.
Say what you will about Quentin Tarantino, the man knows how to make his movies into events. The novelty of an overture and an intermission won't have quite the same effect at home as they did at the theater, but the mustaches and the swearing should translate pretty well.
Set in a Ukrainian boarding school for deaf children, director Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's debut feature makes a lot of bold stylistic choices. First and foremost, the characters speak almost exclusively in Ukrainian sign language, and there are no subtitles. The film's tagline "Love and hate need no translation" is borne out by it's appearance on 16 critics 10-best-of-2016 lists (as tabulated by Metacritic). Jonathan Romney from Film Comment called it "Poised, brutal, and entirely sui generis, this was one of those rare films in which a director follows a subject to its logical limits making us re-assess our watching and listening habits in the process."