Wisdom of Crocodiles
This mixture of Eastern mysticism, vampires, pop psychology, and just plain hooey is a stylish-looking horror movie that aspires to the art house gloss of David Cronenberg. Steven -- the sullen, handsome Jude Law, whom we last saw eating fish heads in eXistenZ -- is a seductive, murderous creature, part reptile and part mammal, who preys on women and feeds on the love contained in their blood (I kid you not), which he needs to survive. He claims he's evil but not malicious, which seems a moot point under the circumstances, and says that if he could only find the perfect love he would stop. When he meets a flawless woman, an asthmatic structural engineer (Elina Lowensohn, looking sporty in a hard hat), he's in turmoil. Not for the squeamish or the logical. (Sura Wood)
Saturday, Oct. 16, 9:45 p.m. at the Rafael; Sunday, Oct. 17, 9:30 p.m. at the Sequoia.
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