The Comfort of Strangers ( Paul Schrader – 1990) C+

Christopher Walken is great as always, the setting is excellent for this type of movie yet I cannot say this was a movie I really enjoyed. It’s all style but little soul or substance. I did like the overarching feeling of it, of a pair of spiders (Walken and Helen Mirren) weaving their web to capture the pretty British couple played by Rupert Everette and Natasha Richardson. They are vacationing in Venice and on a fateful night, they get lost and they “accidentally” run into Robert (Walken). Where it goes is both predictable and stylishly shocking.

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