The birth of psychoanalysis, the friendship and schism between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, the influence of a beautiful, masochistic female patient on both men—David Cronenberg must have been jumping up and down when he found such juicy material for his new film. Helmer of such mind-bending thrillers as “Videodrome,” “Naked Lunch” and “The Fly,” the Canadian provocateur is known for his aggressive examinations of sex, violence and madness.
(USA) Cormac McCarthy’s incredible Pulitzer Prize-winning book about the abhorrent bleakness of a post-apocalyptic world has finally been made into a movie. It—predictably—didn’t quite measure up to the former. This is the kind of film you wouldn’t go to the cinema to watch: It’s grim and woefully depressing. But it’s for those reasons that you should watch it.
Reviewer’s BiasLoves: “A History of Violence,” the warped mind of David CronenbergHates: Pandering to mainstream audiencesWhat has happened to David Cronenberg? The one-time horror filmmaker has escaped his artistic ghetto, slithered his way into the mainstream, and lost little of his distorted sensibilities along the way.