What would you call someone who suffers from delusions of grandeur and can turn violent at a moment's notice? "Psychotic"? No, I'm sorry, the correct answer is "famous." David Cronenberg nails it with his latest nightmare, Maps to the Stars, and our review is here. Also this week, Drew Hunt reviews Joel Potrykus's outsider indie drama Buzzard, screening midnight Friday and Saturday at Music Box; Hunt joins Potrykus for an onstage Q&A on Saturday at 10 PM.
Don't forget these special events: Reader contributor Andrea Gronvall and Columbia College associate professor Julian Grant argue the merits of Disney's Frozen as part of the Cinema Slapdown series, Monday at Columbia College Film Row Cinema; Maidan, a Russian documentary about the Ukrainian uprising of 2014, screens Tuesday at Music Box, with an introduction by critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, as part of its monthlong series Get Real: Docs at the Box; and The Touch of an Angel, a documentary about the legal immigration of Polish Jews during the Nazi occupation, screens through Sunday at Society for Arts.