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Saturday, 16 March 2013

STOKER [2013]

Park Chan-wook's first venture into the world of Hollywood is a disturbing one indeed.  Stoker makes your skin crawl with utterly sick delight for the beautifully shot and acted thriller that it is.
It's packed with literary allusions galore, delicate sound design and haunted music, all of which seem to be wrapped in a twisted Hitchcockian Gothic fairytale storytelling, courtesy of Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.  There's so many tiny details reflecting on older stories, you'll want to see it again just trying to pick out what is what.  It might not hold up to Chan-wook's previous films but it's a beautiful alternative to some of the other films in the cinema at the moment.  

3½ shoes out of 5

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