I'm pretty sure this was a book of some sort.
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.
Laika's track record puts them firmly in the tier with Pixar and Studio Ghibli as the best animation studios on the planet.
In memoriam (1965-2016)
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.
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.
Rodney Ascher's follow-up to 2012's fantastically entertaining ranting-about-hidden-meaning-in-The-Shining documentary Room 237 is another unconventional take on the genre. The Nightmare takes sleep paralysis and the associated hypnogogic hallucinations as its subject, and the bulk of the film takes the form of detailed - and terrifying - recreations of interview accounts of the phenomenon.
Exciting, visually sumptuous Korean horror film. Wikipedia says, "It was a commercial success at box office."