Italian director Paolo Sorrentino has a unique style and attitude on display in "This Must Be the Place," starring Sean Penn as depressed rock and roll legend Cheyenne. Quirky and clever, Cheyenne holds forth on the meaning of life even as he seems on the verge of giving up on it.
Writer/director Martin McDonagh’s film “Seven Psychopaths” is about, well, truth in labeling, seven psychopaths. As such, some bloody violence punctuates ugly murders that occur at regular intervals. Self-consciously playing this for laughs, the episodic set pieces sometimes work well, but eventually get tedious as the truly comic moments merely punctuate slower ones straining to be clever.