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The Early Works of David Cronenberg (part two)

I  want to be creeped out. I  want to be disturbed. Maybe even repulsed. 

I want to be taken somewhere other filmmakers wouldn’t go. Somewhere that feels radical. Somewhere dangerous.

July 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

The Early Works of David Cronenberg (part one)

Stereo (1969) A touch over three minutes into Shivers (1975), David Cronenberg’s third full-length film (shot under the delicious working title of Orgy of the Blood Parasites), we experience something … Continue reading

July 20, 2022 · 1 Comment

The Terminator: Love, Sex, (Artifical) Intelligence

Seeing something utterly familiar in a new light, that’s one of the joys of watching double-bills. At our time travel spectacular last November we had just finished La jetée, one … Continue reading

August 8, 2013

My God, its Full of Sex: A Puerile Reading of 2001 A Space Odyssey

A couple of years ago I started seeing things in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Is she dressed as a sperm? Rude things. Are they rubbing a giant alien clitoris? Giggle-inducing … Continue reading

January 30, 2013

Projecting Strength in Robocop (1987)

Drawing upon the framing and composition of the Western shoot-out, the expressionist use of light and shadows in film noir and evoking the spectacle of giant-monster B-movies, this image from … Continue reading

August 23, 2012 · Leave a comment
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