Bad Times at the El Royale (15)***

Dir: Drew Goddard

With: Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Jeff Bridges

Runtime: 141 minutes

WELCOME to the El Royale, a motel with hot and cold running mystery where no one and nothing is quite as they seem. An all-star cast including Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades) light up this clever caper written and directed by Drew Goddard (The Martian, The Cabin in the Woods). It’s overstuffed, as if Goddard is trying to cram in every idea he ever had in film school, but for long stretches it’s a blast.

1945 (12A)****

Dir: Ferenc Török

With: Peter Rudolf, Bence Tasnadi, Tamas Szabo Kimmel

Runtime: 91 minutes

FERENC Torok’s haunting drama takes place over the course of one day in August 1945. Two men get off the train in a Hungarian village and make their way through the streets. Speculation mounts among the locals, followed by alarm. There are secrets in this land, and they will stay hidden no longer. Handsomely shot in black and white and just 91 minutes, Torok’s picture does not linger long, yet it manages to say so much that matters.