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    Too much of ‘Cosmopolis’ feels like lifeless posturing

    Cosmopolis Written for the screen and directed by David Cronenberg Canada/France/Portugal/Italy, 2012 Though dissimilar in regards to thematic or narrative content, Cosmopolis bears a noticeable similarity to David Cronenberg’s last film, A Dangerous Method, in that both are heavily packed with lengthy, slow-moving conversation sequences that are predominantly free of sound outside of the spoken […] More

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    David Cronenberg, Pt. 4 (‘Cosmopolis’ / ‘Spider’)

    Our resident favorite filmmaker, Canada’s own David Cronenberg, has been busy lately. We got his Freud/Jung historical biopic A Dangerous Method less than 12 months ago, and he’s already back with the sure-to-be-divisive Cosmopolis. a very talky Don DeLillo adaptation starring Robert Pattinson as a multi-billionaire on a path of self-destruction. Ricky D and Simon […] More

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    Perversity and Poetry: ‘Dead Ringers’

    Dead Ringers Written by David Cronenberg and Norman Snider Directed by David Cronenberg Canada/USA, 1988 Director David Cronenberg has no trouble shying away from perversity.  Often referred to as the  Canadian pioneer of the psycho-sexual “body horror” genre, Cronenberg utilizes visceral special effects such as in The Fly remake, Videodrome and Scanners, while giving us […] More

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    ‘Cosmopolis’ aims to challenge but may alienate in the process

    Cosmopolis Directed by David Cronenberg Written by David Cronenberg Canada / France, 2012 A new David Cronenberg movie is a cause for excitement for many a film fanatic. The filmmaker’s oeuvre has earned him the respect and admiration from self described connoisseurs, officially recognized experts and over the past 10 years or so, the mainstream. […] More

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    David Cronenberg’s ‘A Dangerous Method’, A Scene Analysis

    David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method is a fine example of deceptively simple direction, utilizing classic cinematic language in a subtle way so as to direct its audience in a way above and beyond the majority of films of its type. This is probably the director at his technically finest, breezily and classily manipulating the audience through his […] More

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    David Cronenberg’s Most Unforgettable Scenes – ‘Shivers’ Pool Orgy

    (Throughout the month of May, I will be posting Cronenberg’s best movie moments.) Shivers (They Came from Within) (The Parasite Murders) Directed by David Cronenberg Screenplay by David Cronenberg Canada, 1975 Originally released in the United States under the title They Came From Within, David Cronenberg’s debut feature proudly embraced his career long obsession with […] More

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    First Full Trailer for David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’

    Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis happens to be one of the best books I’ve read in the past year and David Cronenberg happens to be my favourite directors – so its no secret that I’m pretty excited for the big screen adaptation. The first teaser trailer for David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis showed a side of the director we […] More

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    Wham Moment: 6 Great Game Changers in Film

    In some films, particularly of the twists and turns variety, a significant event, moment or even line of dialogue, can be summarized by the phrase “This changes everything”. This is known as a Game Changer, where the established landscape of the movie’s plot is irrevocably and dramatically altered, with no chance of ever going back. […] More

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