Friday, February 1 2013
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.
Monday, January 9 2012
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.
Wednesday, November 23 2011
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.
Tuesday, November 22 2011
Lauded screenwriter Christopher Hampton speaks with David Lee Dallas III about adapting his own stage play.
Monday, November 21 2011
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.
Thursday, May 9 2013
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?
Wednesday, January 16 2013
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
As Cosmopolis presses on, it feels more of a piece with David Cronenberg's oeuvre, unnerving and darkly funny.
Wednesday, November 23 2011
David Cronenberg strips down the story, like an erotic thriller rendered with clinical minimalism, a chamber piece with antsy currents.
Monday, February 14 2011
Videodrome appears to have predicted the rise of the web, social networking, and the app-driven corporatized internet of the 2010s.
Tuesday, May 29 2012
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
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
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…
Friday, September 23 2011
David Cronenberg's latest is a chilly study of the creative and competitive triangle between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), and the lesser-known Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightly) in the early years of the 20th century.
Friday, August 12 2011
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.
Friday, April 20 2012
LOS ANGELES — The Cannes Film Festival is set to feature one of the richest North American slates in years, as Lee Daniels, David Cronenberg,…
Monday, September 17 2007
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…