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LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH: DAVID CRONENBERG RANKED

by Matt Burgess
LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH: DAVID CRONENBERG RANKED by Matt Burgess
One of my all time favourite filmmakers and a huge inspiration in my perspectives on sex, death, disease and technology. The top eleven films ranked here are ALL major or minor masterpieces in their own unique way and deserve to be seen – coldly erotic dramas (Crash, Dead Ringers, Cosmopolis), visceral body horror (Videodrome, The Brood, eXistenZ, The Fly, Shivers, Rabid) & quiet, mediative character studies (The Dead Zone, Spider). The films ranked from 12 onwards are on the other hand mostly disappointing and not essential Cronenberg, either too conventional (A History Of Violence, M. Butterfly, Eastern Promises) or just feel like empty,… Read more

One of my all time favourite filmmakers and a huge inspiration in my perspectives on sex, death, disease and technology. The top eleven films ranked here are ALL major or minor masterpieces in their own unique way and deserve to be seen – coldly erotic dramas (Crash, Dead Ringers, Cosmopolis), visceral body horror (Videodrome, The Brood, eXistenZ, The Fly, Shivers, Rabid) & quiet, mediative character studies (The Dead Zone, Spider). The films ranked from 12 onwards are on the other hand mostly disappointing and not essential Cronenberg, either too conventional (A History Of Violence, M. Butterfly, Eastern Promises) or just feel like empty, cheap spectacles (Scanners, Naked Lunch).

Still need to watch: Transfer, From The Drain, Stereo, Crimes Of The Future, Fast Company, A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis.

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