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  1. Andre Flickatina's rating of the film Videodrome

    they should've just played the atari

  2. Adam Whybray's rating of the film Videodrome

    The most madcap of Cronenberg films and the most beholden to analog technology. I remember as a 17-year-old trying to get my A-level drama class to adapt it into Artaudian theatre. I find it odd to find such a scuzzy, dirty film so likeable (which is not generally how I feel about Cronenberg's filmography) - but there we go! Eminently quotable, of course. My therapist is watching it for the first time this week!

  3. Carlos Bonifácio's rating of the film Videodrome

    Uma experiência absolutamente deslumbrante. Videodrome é uma afirmação quase profética, antecipam-se por largas décadas questões atuais. Condensado numa narrativa sublime o pesadelo, num formato de interface, assusta qualquer um. As suas parafilias digitalmente amplificadas orbitam num plano de entretenimento sádico, alucinatório, grotesco e, ultimamente, atual.

  4. João R's rating of the film Videodrome

    The fact that I welcomed the philosophy behind the metaphor doesn't mean that I appreciated the way it was given life. At times, it completely lost its way in its own delusion.

  5. sahandmohajer's rating of the film Videodrome

    Cronenberg's attempts to cover up the fact that he's not a great writer didn't work on me. Felt like a very insincere movie. Videodrome becomes more and more a mockery of its chosen topic and essentially itself as it carries along. Great film for "discourse" and outdated media theorists to cry prophetic and not move on to better things such as Black Mirror series.

  6. Nick Schwab's rating of the film Videodrome

    As a statement, it may be the most prescient social-political commentary in a film of all time. Part-observational, part-crystal gazer foreshadowing of media's smokescreen of manipulation and over-stimulation. It also has never been stronger as now in this computer age. As a film, it's less character driven, thus not pulling you into its mindfuck-surrealism, and making its creativity incredibly sterile in emotion.

  7. Aaken's rating of the film Videodrome

    Released 35 years ago, Videodrome finds an alarming resonance in nowaday's world, with most of the world population absorbed in/by their phone. The violence we all nurture to various degrees finds its shape in amazing hallucinatory scenes where James Wood is becoming prey to his hidden demons. Disturbing and sinister, with B-movie twist which makes the film a fascinating viewing. And Debbie Harry...

  8. Adam GR's rating of the film Videodrome

    I love David Cronenberg. Who would think to vilify and fetishize video as a medium, and in such a quirky, Canadian way? Deborah Harry completes a character arc in one note. It's interesting to study how our threshold for pain (our own and others') connects to our capacity for evil. Was there salvation? What is transfiguration? Weird body memories.

  9. Samuel T.'s rating of the film Videodrome

  10. Maudy Puteri Agusdina's rating of the film Videodrome

    What. Huh. Huh? Maybe need second viewing. But for now, I prefer Haneke's vision.

  11. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film Videodrome

    Likely Cronenberg’s definitive text. “Videodrome” is that psychosexual and psychosocietal (may have made that word up) body horror peak in the auteur’s career, the distilled and perfected form of earlier and later films in the same vein.

  12. Johnny Mislow's rating of the film Videodrome

  13. Scott Dubin's rating of the film Videodrome

    Mesmerizing- I couldn't look away from beginning to end. Feels like the sort of movie you have to watch more than once. The central theme- that media alters our ability to comprehend reality- resonates strongly.

  14. Stefan Drees's rating of the film Videodrome

    One of Cronenberg's most visionary and disturbing films, anticipating some of the ideas from "eXistenZ". Although "Videodrome" is 35 years old its discourse about immersion into media and amalgamation of body and technology is still up-to-date.

  15. mysteriousgirlno2's rating of the film Videodrome

    o James Woods é um merdas porque vê a porra de um buraco na barriga e vamos ao médico? não, vamos meter a porra de uma arma lá dentro. foda-se mano tinhas um BURACO NA BARRIGA CHAMAVAS O 112 NINGUÉM TE ENSINOU NADA AI SE FOSSES MEU FILHO CARALHO. melhorava 1000% se o filme fosse só a Debbie Harry a falar para mim de uma mini TV

  16. Adrian Coffee's rating of the film Videodrome

    I couldn't look past the acting and story arc. Great concept, cool effects ...horrible acting.

  17. Doe Deer's rating of the film Videodrome

    throw Debord's Society of The Spectacle (which I HIGHLY recommend), visceral horror and a hint of suspense in a broken blender and you get Videodrome

  18. FISCHER's rating of the film Videodrome

    Une oeuvre souvent étonnante ! www.cinefiches.com

  19. Thomas Dods's rating of the film Videodrome

    Masterclass in building dark, unpredictable atmosphere - perhaps the most Cronenberg of the Cronenberg films? Debbie Harry is surprisingly good.

  20. Alp Yenibalcı's rating of the film Videodrome

    1/2 Freud + Baudrillard + McLuhan + 1/4 Chomsky = Videodrome

  21. EdieEmm's rating of the film Videodrome

    Cronenberg does McLuhan (and Baudrillard, and a little Foucault...). An orgiastic hour and a half of (literal! visceral!) immersion into media theory - media as extensions of the body; biopower; spectacular realities... Debbie Harry's lips... Beware the temptation to take this as any sort of straightforward moralizing; it's so much more delightful than that. Smart and hilarious. Long live the new flesh!

  22. vizija's rating of the film Videodrome

    Oh, now I see where the idea of Fight Club comes from. Very hermetic movie and I think social networks are nowdays videodrome.

  23. CinemaHouse Productions's rating of the film Videodrome

    With body-horror in particular, Cronenberg does more of a sophisticated approach with an original, let alone visceral style of the genre, exploring in depth people's fears of bodily transformation or personal struggles based on physical defects. With his masterpiece and satire "Videodrome," the main character becomes sexually engaged with his television; televised media having an arousing, intimate effect on people.

  24. Kelvin Thompson's rating of the film Videodrome

    Rides 100% on the power of its metaphorical manifestations of Mcluhan's ideas, making for a fairly cerebral horror comedy. It could probably use more in the way of individual characterization (if the lead evokes the symptom of sex melding with violence, he kinda melts into some of the other characters). Plus the conflict could use tightening; but overall it's a fair film from Cronenberg.

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