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Great directors make great films,
This review is from: Stoker [DVD]  (DVD)
Some years ago, when Nicole Kidman split from Tom Cruise, both did a film connected to Alejandro Amenábar's 1997 film Open Your Eyes. He did a remake, Vanilla Sky, with a different director, while she did The Others, directed by Amenábar. Her film was much better than his.
This is another example of her going for the director rather than the film. Chan-wook Park's earlier Oldboy was remade poorly by Spike Lee last year, whereas Park has made the best new film I saw in 2013.
It is heavily influenced by Shadow of a Doubt: an uncle appears in a young woman's life, but is he all that he appears? Obviously it is very likely that the answer is no...
Beautifully photographed like Park's other films about people doing horrible things, this manages to be more than a remake because of Mia Wasikowska. The reveal is particularly wonderful.