• To describe David Cronenberg’s latest work “Crimes of the Future” as mere body horror is to do it a small disservice.

    Make no mistake, this picture is very much a return to the world of the grotesque, an area where Cronenberg is a master, but the film’s screenplay (written by the director) holds much more.

  • (this is the first article in the multiseries) Funny, how people with a knack already look the part of success at a young age. They have the shine, that thing that can't really be defined with words but that says about the person, "I can't be for sure where, but I, I'm going places." We, as the viewer of these images likely project something unto them, a forecasting of extraordinary achievements, the success that we're already

  • Two years ago with “Cosmopolis,” and now with “Maps to the stars” Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has been boosting his Hollywood cred with the appropriation of Robert Pattinson as his muse. Is this going to last much longer? While I waited to get into the Debussy theater for the film's 7:30pm screening a journalist told me, ironically, “they’ll shoot another third movie together and that one will be

  • It’s been about two years now since Robert Pattinson slipped his fangs back in and ended his career as a gentleman-vampire. Two years, therefore, since we haven’t heard about him on the cover of magazines, leaving the popular press with a 90% space shortfall to fill with other things between 2008 and 2012. Fans (and they are legion) who’ve been mourning him are now breathing a collective sigh of relief : Pattinson isn’t dead yet, and in fact

  • To properly discuss David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” we need to discuss something that film reviews rarely touch: 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 action, plot, emo-

  • “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 a stinging indictment of them. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a multi-billionaire and yen trader who decides to to get a haircut. Except, his preferred barber-shop is

  • “It’s David effing Cronenberg,” said one commenter under this newly-released […]