Tag: David Cronenberg

Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in eXistenZ

eXistenZ

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     14 June   Charles Babbage’s difference engine, 1822 On this day in 1822, Charles Babbage presented a paper to the British Royal Astronomical Society. It was called “Note on the application of machinery to the

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Sandra Oh in Last Night

Last Night

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 February     The Battle of Los Angeles, 1942 On this night in 1942, with the US at war with Japan for less than three months, air raid sirens started wailing throughout Los Angeles

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Robert Pattinson gets his haircut in Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     17 September     Occupy Wall Street starts, 2011   On this day in 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement, unable to set up its protest against US financial institutions in its original two preferred

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Jude Law in eXistenZ

eXistenZ

    Combining two fields of interest of director David Cronenberg – the mediated-reality musings of Videodrome and the body horror of almost everything else he’s done – eXistenZ is about a video game designer dropping into the gamesworld she’s created, accompanied by a good-looking marketing trainee, to work out

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Gérald L'Ecuyer

The Grace of God

      Now this one is a hard sell. It starts with its director, Gérald L’Ecuyer, addressing the confessional camera, telling of the 16 psychiatrists and the one doomed affair he went through to make this film. Then the film proper starts and it turns out it’s all about

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Caleb Landry Jones in Brandon Cronenberg's Antiviral

Antiviral

     London Film Festival, 2012-10-15   What’s that, you say, Cronenberg? Surely not a relation of David? Indeedy, this is the son, Brandon, and, apples not falling far from tree, chips flying off of old blocks, he serves us up a rather lipsmacking portion of body-horror just like dad

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