It’ll be reality-facing time tonight for Angelina Jolie‘s By The Sea (Universal, 11.13). The ’70s-style “European art film” (a description offered by a Universal guy as well as Tom Brokaw in his recently aired Today report) opens the 2015 AFI Fest at the Chinese with the screening expected to begin around…oh, figure 8 or 8:15 pm despite the official 7:30 pm screening time. Jolie recently told N.Y. Times contributor Margy Rochlin that “I know some people are going to hate it…some are going to like it…but it was important to me to feel like an artist again.” It’ll be facing a tough house, let’s face it, but I like old-fashioned European art films about crumbling marriages. Just don’t, you know, bore me — that’s all I ask. Just maintain story tension. And throw in a surprise or two. And don’t be too gloomy. Maybe throw in a little pervy sex. And be as good as the last half-hour in Richard Linklater‘s Before Midnight. And try to reanimate the spirit of Harold Pinter.