Velvet Buzzsaw – February 1
Jake Gyllenhaal and Dan Gilroy, who directed Nightcrawler, team up again for their next mind twister, this time about an eccentric art critic and a set of paintings with terrifying, unholy powers. Behind thick-framed black glasses, Gyllenhaal looks to be at his weird, weird, best.
Piercing – February 1
Written by Ryu Murakami and based on his novel of the same name, Piercing depicts a night in the life of a man who only finds release in the brutal killing of prostitutes. It’s gruesome, ethereal, and a sick kind of fun – if you’re into that kind of thing.
The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot – February 8
I’m generally not one to judge a book by its cover, but damn. Calvin Bar has lived most of his adult life knowing he has Adolf Hitler’s blood on his hands. Now, years later, his next target is an even bigger, scruffier legend.
Hotel by the River – February 15
The latest art-house feature by South Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo is shot in bleached black and white and follows a poet nearing the end of his days. The man invites his two estranged sons to stay in a lone hotel at the edge of a river, where two women also happen to be staying for their own reasons. And as fate has a tendency to do, their five paths intertwine.