Paolo Sorrentino’s 2013 movie “The Great Beauty” won the Oscar for best foreign language film. This follow-up features an eclectic cast of Brits and Americans, headed by Michael Caine, waiting until his early 80s to make his first art-house movie! . Caine plays Fred Ballinger, a veteran conductor enjoying a break at a luxury spa with his best friend Mick Boyle (Harvey Keitel) and daughter Lena (Rachel Weisz). Ballinger is pursued by an emissary from Buckingham Palace: the Queen would like him to come out of retirement and perform at a command royal performance one more time, but the musician refuses, citing personal reasons. From here, the film becomes a slightly surreal study of Ballinger’s life and world as he is confronted by his past and mulls over the right, wrong and missed turns in a long and eventful life; and while Ballinger relishes his release from work, his mate Mick, a Hollywood film director, is hard at it, planning his latest masterpiece, complete with a part for his former muse (an electrifying cameo by Jane Fonda). Caine makes hay with a soulful role that brings his playful, world-weary charm to the fore, sparking quietly with Keitel, who gives generous, easy-going support.