Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Stoker (2013)

India: Have you ever seen a picture of yourself, taken when you didn't know you were being photographed, from an angle that you don't usually see when you look in a mirror, and you think: "That's me... that's ALSO me."

Happy 10 to director Park Chan-wook's fantastic stab at making a movie here in the States, Stoker -- who could have foreseen that ten years later we'd be finishing up yet another Oscar season where Park Chan-wook made a movie deserving all of the awards and ended up left high and dry yet again? I mean, I could've -- he's too good for the Oscars, and yes that's also intended as the slightest of digs at his South Korean contemporary Bong Joon-ho, whose movies are far less thorny and more digestible than Park's when it comes down to it. I said what I said! PS here is a thing I wrote about how good Mia Wasikowska is in this movie a few years back. And here is a post on the film's most perverse scene (which is clearly saying a lot), pictured below:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite movies of all time. It's great for like 20 different reasons.