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Thursday, January 31 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012

From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.


Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Tuesday, November 22 2011

Jung and the Restless: On Michael Fassbender's Role as Carl Jung in 'A Dangerous Method'

PopMatters has been counting down the days until David Cronenberg's newest film, A Dangerous Method hits theaters. Today it arrives in limited release and in the last piece of this cinematic puzzle, actor Michael Fassbender, talks to Christopher Sweetapple for the grand finalé.


Monday, November 21 2011

Adapting the Unconscious: Christopher Hampton's Screenplay of 'A Dangerous Method'

Lauded screenwriter Christopher Hampton speaks with David Lee Dallas III about adapting his own stage play.


Sunday, November 20 2011

The Hunter and The Hunted: Keira Knightley Explores Duality in 'A Dangerous Method'

A Dangerous Method's Best Actress hopeful Keira Knightley speaks with PopMatters about playing the unsung feminist heroine of psychoanalysis, Sabina Spielrein, for David Cronenberg.


Columns

Monday, August 4 2014

Films for Fans of Visionary Directors

In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.


Reviews

Monday, July 21 2014

'Scanners' Still Has the Power to Blow Your Mind

Three decades later, Scanners is still a head-popping good time.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Want a Mind-Blowing Literary High? Watch 'Naked Lunch'

How do you picture the flumes of bodily excrescence that explode in Naked Lunch, its alien interrogators and masters of control hovering over bodies in pain and pleasure, the inward ecstasies and torment of bodies on a perpetual high?


Tuesday, January 15 2013

R.Patz as an Object of Hatred and Admiration: 'Cosmopolis'

David Cronenberg proves, in this cerebral examination of the economic crisis being filtered through moments of pure horror and hilarity, why he is regarded as a modern day Hitchcock.


Friday, August 17 2012

'Cosmopolis': Robert Pattinson Going Nowhere

As Cosmopolis presses on, it feels more of a piece with David Cronenberg's oeuvre, unnerving and darkly funny.


Tuesday, November 22 2011

'A Dangerous Method': Like an Erotic Thriller

David Cronenberg strips down the story, like an erotic thriller rendered with clinical minimalism, a chamber piece with antsy currents.


Blogs

Wednesday, November 6 2013

'The Shining' and the Mocking of David Cronenberg

The fanboys foam at the mouth over recent comments made by David Cronenberg regarding the (oddly) beloved Stanley Kubrick creepshow.


Tuesday, October 29 2013

The 13 Greatest Horror Directors of All Time

In honor of Halloween, here are 13 fascinating fright mavens who've made scary movies that much more meaningful.


Tuesday, May 29 2012

Cannes 2012: Day 10 - 'Cosmopolis' + '11.25' +'The Taste of Money'

David Cronenberg directs and writes this adaptation of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, Koji Wakamatsu's take on Yukio Mishima in 11.25, and the really weak The Taste of Money from Korea's Im Sang-soo.


Wednesday, March 21 2012

ReFramed No. 21: David Cronenberg's 'The Brood' (1979)

David Cronenberg, one of Canada’s most widely renowned filmmakers and the patron saint of arthouse horror, has recently graduated to the critical upper-class.


Monday, October 10 2011

'A Dangerous Method' Trailer (David Cronenberg, 2011)

Adapted for the screen by Christopher Hampton from his own 2002 play The Talking Cure, David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method immerses the viewer in early 20th


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Fast Company (1979): Blu-ray (Short Ends and Leader) [17.May.09]

News

Friday, April 20 2012

Cronenberg, Daniels give Cannes lineup a North American spin

LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival is set to feature one of the richest North American slates in years, as Lee Daniels, David Cronenberg, Jeff


Sunday, September 16 2007

Viggo Mortensen, director Cronenberg reunite for gangster movie

Viggo Mortensen was busted the other day for smoking at the Ritz-Carlton, one of the city's fine hostelries. "It could be God, and he couldn't


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