The former looks like a cross between Suspiria and Shine. While my Spanish isn't exactly up to par, it appears as though poor Elijah Woods is playing a concert pianist whose skill is required for some devious machinations. The style is delightful, and while I didn't understand as much as I would like, the emotions and visuals are played on such a grand scale that it looks like a lot of fun.
The latter is the latest from Alexander Payne, who appears to be taking some chances with his style this time around. He specializes in middle-class malaise and this is another in that vein featuring a dramatic turn for Will Forte. It looks like Mr. Forte is game for the film, which is in beautiful black and white. Payne's visuals haven't been a big selling point for his films so far but it looks like he's trying to change that with this latest.
Tomorrow I'll be back with my review of the eco-terrorist thriller The East.