What We Do in the Shadows, a vampire romp written by, directed by, and starring New Zealand clowns Jemaine Clement (HBO's Flight of the Conchords) and Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle vs Shark) may be the best horror comedy since Shaun of the Dead. It opens Friday at Music Box, and our long review is here. Also in this week's issue, Ben Sachs recommends Wild Tales, an Argentinian feature collecting stories of chance and revenge.
Best bets for repertory: Jean-Luc Godard's Every Man for Himself (1980), Saturday and Monday, and Hail Mary (1985), Saturday and Wednesday, at Gene Siskel Film Center; Werner Herzog's Grizzly Man (2005), Friday and Tuesday at Film Center; and the four Marx Bros. in Horse Feathers (1932), with matinees Saturday and Sunday at Music Box. Don't forget these special events: Annoyance Film Night, a collection of comedy shorts, Sunday at Annoyance Theatre, and An Evening With Ernie Gehr, with the experimental filmmaker introducing two new shorts, Friday at University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts.