Stoker (2013): 6/10
Park Chan-wook is obviously a director of immense skill and imagination, but his virtuosity gets the better of him here, as he winds up sacrificing much of the film's inherent drama and would-be tension in favor of showing off. And there's a certain joy to watching him show off, on top of which the actors do fine with their roles (the three leads in particular), but otherwise the film feels strangely hollow. The twists are weak and the mysteries are ultimately solved too early in the film for them to lead to any great sense of pay-off. Insofar as atmospheric thrillers go it's not bad, but don't expect much else beyond atmosphere. Stoker is a prime example of style over substance film-making.