Divine Intervention. Elia Suleiman. Opens Friday, May 9, at the Tivoli. Reviewed this issue.
A Mighty Wind. Christopher Guest. Opens Friday, May 9, at multiple locations. Reviewed this issue.
The Shape of Things. Neil LaBute. LaBute is back to his old self again, and the cinematic world is a better place for it. If you've seen any of his material before, you'll have a good idea as to whether you'll love or loathe this new one. Adam (Paul Rudd) is an impotent watchman at a college art museum, and he meets Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) as she plans to desecrate a statue. Speaking in stagy repartee (which gets better as the film progresses), they recognize love, or possibly just lust, at first sight -- except that she hates his hair. He, being a nerd who seldom gets any action, naturally opts to fix his coif ASAP. But that's just the beginning: weight loss, diet change, rifts with friends and even a nose job lie ahead, achieved through a gradual process of subtle manipulation by the intensely passionate Evelyn, who convinces Adam that it's all his idea. The climax is a virtual knife in the chest, with a coda that twists the blade even further. Opens Friday, May 9, at the Plaza Frontenac. (Luke Y. Thompson)