Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" is an imaginative, thoroughly entertaining film. Who would expect this given its subject: high schooler Rachel has just received a diagnosis of leukemia. The "Me" of the title is Greg Gaines whose mother decides he must befriend Rachel. Earl is Greg's "co-worker" with whom he produces classic film parodies.
In a triumph of style over substance, South Korean director Chan-wook Park transforms a relatively isolated house in rural Connecticut into an emotional pressure cooker. The funeral for husband Richard Stoker brings his long-absent brother Charlie to help wife Evie and daughter India. But an undercurrent of distrust makes clear that danger awaits this family.