In the 19th century, the Romantics changed Gothic fiction, making it palatable to mainstream novel readers by jettisoning the supernatural elements and digging in to the psychology of terror. Two hundred years later, modern embellishments include cell phones and incest boners, but most of the other ingredients — murder, family legacies of guilt and violence, big ol' spooky houses, and graveyard proximity — are still pretty standard. The Tuesday Addams-ish India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) owns a large collection of saddle shoes, plays baroque classical piano, and dislikes being touched by other people. Also, her senses are heightened, the film emphasizing the acuity of her vision and hearing with some alarming, high-dynamic postproduction effects. On the day of her father's funeral, she meets her dad's estranged brother for the first time, Charlie Stoker (Matthew Goode), who has the bland affect of a Van Heusen menswear catalog and a... More >>>