The Awakening – A rose-tinted ghost story, which somehow works
Le Boucher – another suspense classic I should have seen a long time ago. Creeping, repressed and moving.
The Ides of March – Clooney is outshone by the rest of his cast, but Ides frustratingly leaves no discernible message.
I am not party to the Ryan Gosling fan-out, but Drive is hypnotic and spellbinding, and a trashy Joan Holloway steals the best fifteen minutes.
An acutely perceptive take not just on manic depression, but the anxieties of women. Put the Nazi comments aside, and Von Trier has crafted something cosmically and metaphysically out of this world.