The 2000 film American Psycho actually improves on the book from which it is adapted: The confluence of Mary Harron's witty direction and Christian Bale in one of the best performances he will ever give is a major upgrade from Bret Easton Ellis's novel, which is basically one good, sick joke—serial killer obsessed with status and money in the '80s! Get it?—over and over again. Topping off the horror/comedy/social-commentary goodness will be a talk by Stranger film editor Lindy West about consumerism, ironically liking Huey Lewis, and the wonder that is Christian Bale's young rack of abs. (Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave, 686-6684. 7 pm, $10.)