NIGHTBREED— Or, A Tale of Two Cities

Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED explores the difference between experiences in the city, focused on those with power v. those without.

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Cronenberg’s THE FLY Affirms Alexander Pope: A Little Learning is a Dangerous Thing

Cronenberg and his body horror transform Vincent Price’s original into remake heaven, as man’s reach exceeds his grasp in this nasty modern classic.

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A Dangerous Method: The Unbearable Burden of Knowing Freud and Jung

A Dangerous Method. 2011. Directed by David Cronenberg. Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on his play The Talking Cure. Starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Sarah Gadon, & Vincent Cassel. Telefilm Canada/Ontario Media Development Corporation/Corus Entertainment/eOne Films. Rated 14A. 99 minutes. Biography/Drama ★★★★ I’ll say it loud and proud ’till the day I die:Continue reading “A Dangerous Method: The Unbearable Burden of Knowing Freud and Jung”

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Suburban Parasitic Anxieties: David Cronenberg’s Shivers

Shivers. 1975. Directed & Written by David Cronenberg. Starring Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele, Ronald Mlodzik, Barry Baldaro, Camil Ducharme, Hanna Poznanska, Wally Martin, Vlasta Vrana, Silvie Debois, Charles Perley, & Al Rochman. Cinépix/DAL Productions/Canadian Film Development Corporation. Rated R. 87 minutes. Horror/Sci-Fi ★★★★ Even if I love Alien toContinue reading “Suburban Parasitic Anxieties: David Cronenberg’s Shivers”

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Videodrome: Medium, Message, Metaphysics

Videodrome. 1983. Directed & Written by David Cronenberg. Starring James Woods, Debbie Harry, Sonja Smits, Peter Dvorsky, Leslie Carlson, Jack Creley, Lynne Gorman, Julie Khaner, Reiner Schwarz, David Bolt, Lally Cadeau, Henry Gomez, Harvey Chao, David Tsubouchi, & Kay Hawtrey. Canadian Film Development Corporation/Famous Players/Filmplan International/Guardian Trust Company/Victor Solnicki Productions. Rated R. 87 minutes. Horror/Sci-FiContinue reading “Videodrome: Medium, Message, Metaphysics”

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The Metaphysical Rage of Broken Marriages in Cronenberg’s The Brood

The Brood. 1979. Directed & Written by David Cronenberg. Starring Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Henry Beckman, Nuala Fitzgerald, Cindy Hinds, Susan Hogan, Gary McKeehan, Michael Magee, Robert A. Silverman, Joseph Shaw, Larry Solway, Reiner Schwarz, Felix Sillas, & John Ferguson. Canadian Film Development Corporation/Elgin International Films Ltd./Mutual Productions Ltd./Victor Solnicki Productions. Rated R.Continue reading “The Metaphysical Rage of Broken Marriages in Cronenberg’s The Brood”

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