Cosmopolis is a day in the life of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old New York stock market multi-millionaire, as he crosses Manhattan in his customized limousine to go for a haircut. His cross-town journey becomes an almost vertical voyage, with bizarre occurrences and an authentic parade of crazy characters along the way, in a landscape that depicts the modern soul of the West at the end of the millennium. —Cosmopolisthefilm.com
David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father’s path) and for music (playing classical guitar until he was 12), Cronenberg graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Literature after switching from the science department. He reached the cult status of horror-meister with the gore-filled, modern-vampire variations of Shivers (1975) and Rabid (1977), following an experimental apprenticeship in independent filmmaking and in Canadian television programs.
Cronenberg gained popularity with the head-exploding, telepathy-based Scanners (1981) after the release of the much underrated, controversial, and autobiographical The Brood (1979). Cronenberg become a sort… read more
Cronenberg knows quirky, hell he is the quirk quotient in the DNA of kooky auteurs. He wields the cinematic language with brazen attitude and incalculable risks, fathering many cult classics from Scanners and Videodrome to Naked Lunch and Crash. These are memorable, bold ventures that live and breathe out loud. We celebrate his crass chutzpah against the rage of the Hollywood machine but this time he made a stinky.
In our annual poll, we pair our favorite new films of 2012 with older films seen in the same year to create fantastic double features.
The French film journal has unveiled their choices for the best films of the year.
Cronenberg pushes towards a talky abstraction in his uncanny, perversely funny and frighteningly insular adaptation of Don DeLillo.
In adapting Don DeLillo’s novel, Cronenberg continues A Dangerous Method’s talky abstraction, here seeing the end of the world as theory.
The festival arrives at a close, with films in competition from David Cronenberg, Sergei Loznitsa, Im Sang-soo, and Jeff Nichols.
On the opening day of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival: a poster round-up of the films in competition.
It’s looking rather sleek and Crash-like, isn’t it.
Cronenberg, Resnais, Carax, Hong, Kiarostami, Reygadas, Wakamatsu, Miike…
David Cronenberg and Don DeLillo have co-written the adaptation of DeLillo’s novel.
Also: Michael Atkinson on Adam Curtis, Sukhdev Sandhu on Geoff Dyer’s Zona and more.
Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart… read review
Definitely not for everybody, but IMHO brilliantly executed, dialogue driven, James Joycian film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattison of Twilight Saga fame about… read review
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Every once in a while an actor gets lucky. He/she lands a role that was made for him/her. A role only he/she can bring to life in all its… read review
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With A Dangerous Method and Cosmopolis, director David Cronenberg has taken a dramatic turn toward talky, intellectual dramas. Each movie is essentially… read review