11 of the best movies to see in May

11. Men

Alex Garland, writer-director of Annihilation and Ex Machina, and screenwriter of Sunshine and 28 Days Later, is moving away from sci-fi to mainstream horror. “It’s the horror of rural England,” Garland told Empire. “It’s certain kinds of churches, certain kinds of forests – the shadows in the dark green.” Jessie Buckley stars as a young widow who goes on vacation to a rural village after the death of her husband. The twist is that there don’t seem to be any other women in the area – and all the local men are played by Rory Kinnear in a variety of different wigs. From Kind Hearts and Coronets to The Nutty Professor, it’s the kind of gimmick that tends to be used in comedies rather than horror movies. Can Garland’s commentary on toxic masculinity manage to be more scary than stupid?

Released May 20 in the US and Canada, and June 1 in the UK and Ireland

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