Stoker, with Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman and Matthew Goode, smolders and smolders, but never quite catches a full fire. With good and mysterious performances by all and a well-stylized production, this movie entertains. I am glad I saw it, but it has plot problems — not enough meat on its bones. 6/10.
This movie made me think about Lars von Trier’s great movie Antichrist, and the movies I really love. I want a movie to stick in my brain, otherwise what’s the point? Though I liked Stoker, I hardly think I’ll remember it a few years from now. More on Antichrist later. Now there’s a movie no one can forget.