Browsing: David Cronenberg

SWALLOW ***** USA / France 2019 Dir: Carlo Mirabella-Davis. 94 mins There are echoes of Todd Haynes’ [SAFE] in this haunting psychological horror piece about an alienated woman’s desperate retreat into a condition that provides her with the comfort and fulfillment lacking elsewhere – though Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ feature debut is…

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RABID *** Canada 2019 Dir: Jen Soska, Sylvia Soska. 107 mins The first line in the Soska sisters’ RABID is about remaking art. The 2019 incarnation of Rose (Laura Vandervoort) is a repressed vegan fashion designer with aspirations of fame and a shallow British “sister” (Hanneke Talbot) whose insights include…

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Carpenter, Cronenberg and Eli Roth lead a summer charge of seasonal shockers on Horror Channel this July. Considered one of David Cronenberg’s early genre classics, SCANNERS was based on Cronenberg’s scripts The Sensitives and Telepathy 2000, which he planned to pitch to Roger Corman. Starring Michael Ironside and Patrick McGoohan, the film went on to became…

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