Film Series: American Psycho

2000. USA. Dir: Mary Harron. With Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe. 102 min.

Patrick Bateman: a man with the winning smile of Tom Cruise and the bloodthirsty tendencies of Hannibal Lecter. Bale’s breakthrough performance blurs the line between deeply disturbing and downright hilarious, carrying a biting critique of Reagan-era business culture and masculine vanity (not to mention a compelling defense of Huey Lewis). It’s hip to be square!

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.