113 min., not rated (but equivalent to R).
When a film poses more questions than answers, the knee-jerk reaction is to peg it as an unintentional problem, as if the filmmakers made no artistic choice. Written and directed by Dutch filmmaker Alex van Warmerdam, "Borgman" is a compulsively watchable curiosity that defiantly rejects audience hand-holding and makes you perform the legwork all on your own. It is something when a film makes two of 2014's arguably best films—"Under the Skin" and "Enemy"—seem accessible by comparison, but this horror-tinged whatchamacallit truly is uncompromising, unsettling, cryptic, elegantly shot and, frankly, quite weird. To read the rest of the review, go to Diabolique Magazine.