COSMOPOLIS | The Last Word

Taking one last stab at it
Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon and Paul Giamatti
Directed by David Cronenberg

To properly discuss David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” I need to touch on something that film reviews rarely infer: the relationship between film and literature, in a general and historical sense. The challenge that cinema placed upon the primacy of literature in the last century has resulted in marketplace rivalry. Like any good products, the two began to differentiate. Film became the reserve of ... more >

“Cosmopolis” – A new film by David Cronenberg

This year's movie-event

“Cosmopolis,” the new film by David Cronenberg, is a bit anemic but as movie-events in Cannes go, it’s the bee’s knees. There’s a high-wattage star like Robert Pattinson in it, it is directed by David Cronenberg and it was adapted from a novel that is as relevant to our times as it is stinging in its indictment of them. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire and yen trader who decides ... more >


The task of recreating Don DeLillo's post-modern vision is protean

Here are the latest pictures from COSMOPOLIS, starring Robert Pattinson in the lead role as Eric Packer, a multi-millionaire who goes out for a haircut one day and has to contend with the next 24 hours of his life. Also appearing in Cosmopolis are Paul Giamatti (pictured below), Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche (pictured, top), Sarah Gadon (bottom picture) and Jay Baruchel. I started reading ... more >


Get ready for this spring's film event

"It's David effing Cronenberg," said one commenter under this newly-released trailer of the upcoming Cosmopolis posted on Youtube. And it's true. Cronenberg, a Canadian filmmaker (Videodrome, A History of Violence), is a master of his own genre and Cosmopolis, based on the Don DeLillo novel (just downloaded it to my iPad, as if I don't already have enough stuff to read), is looking uber-awesome. ... more >

Robert Pattinson attached to “Cosmopolis”

Fans of the "Twilight" series and hardcore horror fans finally have something in common. Both will no doubt be scandalized by Wednesday's announcement that none other than Robert Pattinson himself is set to star in David Cronenberg's much-hyped thriller "Cosmopolis." The film, which Cronenberg has been developing for several years, is adapted from a Don DeLillo novel and focuses on Pattinson's ... more >