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— by Phil Hobbins-White: Stoker was released in 2013, directed by acclaimed South Korean Park Chan-wook in his first foray into English language cinema. Whilst the filmmaker has enjoyed a lot of critical success with his films such as Oldboy (2003), Thirst (2009) and the other films in the ‘vengeance trilogy’, the psychological thriller Stoker received only minimal praise upon its release. Now that a some years have passed it’s time to reconsider this relative critical-flop and reassess its place in both Park’s filmography and modern American cinema…

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