Ds: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz (Goodnight Mommy).
S: Riley Keough, Jaeden Martell, Richard Armitage, Alicia Silverstone.
Not as craftily meta as THE CABIN IN THE WOODS or TUCKER AND DALE. A myriad of seemingly intentional clichés give way (but not soon enough) to a gut-punch of a finale.
D: Jan Ole Gerster (A Coffee in Berlin).
S: Corinna Harfouch, Tom Schilling, Volkmar Kleinert.
A German anti-WHIPLASH, from the perspective of the narcissistic teacher. Worth the seven year wait for director Jan Ole Gerster's sophomore narrative feature.