A Cure for Wellness(1)
A Cure for Wellness, Gore Verbinski’s eerie and atmospheric new horror film, looks like something supreme schlockmeister Roger Corman might have produced back in the day—if he’d been handed a boatload of cash and was given a green light to spend it on just one picture, that is. And that’s meant as a compliment: This movie is a demented riff on notable psychological thrillers like The Shining, Shutter Island, and The Phantom of the Opera, and it tosses in the most disturbing dental-work scene since Laurence Olivier did squirm-inducing things to Dustin Hoffman in Marathon Man. It’s certainly the most deliriously deranged picture you’re likely to see this year.
Dane DeHaan stars as a would-be wolf of Wall Street named Lockhart, who is sent by his company’s board of directors to bring back Pembroke (Harry Groener), their CEO, from a remote Swiss spa that he refuses to leave. Lockhart fancies that he’ll pack up Pembroke in a jiffy and the two of them will be back in New York the&