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.
Kevin Spacey is Nixon! Michael Shannon is Elvis! Do they fight? I'm not sure, but I've got my fingers crossed!
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.
Writer/director Jeremy Saulnier's follow up to 2013's terrific indie thriller Blue Ruin maintains that earlier film's intensity and two-words-with-a-color title pattern, but relocates the action to a punk club in the pacific northwest. Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and PATRICK STEWART (all caps, because PATRICK STEWART) star.
Key and Peele make the transition to the big screen preserving most of what made their TV series essential.
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.
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.
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".
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."