Don’t hope for too much of an explanation as to what might be happening in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. This isn’t that type of movie. Nor is it a work of avant garde cinema that allows viewers to draw their own conclusions.
A delicately entertaining and uplifting film that manages to be inspirational and charming without becoming outright corny, overwrought, or leaning hard into American indie movie conventions, the musical-comedy-drama Hearts Beat Loud has the power to remind audiences that there’s still good in the world if they know where to look for it.
Ari Aster’s phenomenal debut feature Hereditary – a film deeply indebted to a number of genre classics – is best watched by approaching it as cold and unassuming as possible.
There’s nothing wrong with the quirky, Canadian produced dramedy Birthmarked that can’t be fixed by ditching all of the quirk and making a film about a normal family with normal, but interesting problems.
New arrivals in a theatre near you this weekend: Colin Farrell stars as a blood-sucking monster in the remake, Fright Night; the great warrior of the eighties returns in Conan The Barbarian; plus Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess try to make their relationship work over the years in the drama, One Day.