Believe it or not I have gone 20 miserable years on this measly planet without ever having seen The Blair Witch Project. I had been put off by the vitriol on both camps, those who love it and hate it. There was the initial hype then the backlash then the anti-backlash and then the backlash all over again. Luckily for me, I am good at divorcing myself from all the things that are not the actual film when watching.
Like with Margaret, Cosmopolis is a film that reveals itself on multiple viewings. When I first saw it I failed to adapt to the film and as with evolution, you adapt or you die.
I still liked it and I admired Cronenberg's audacity for not giving a shit if you followed or even liked the film. My fault was to view the dialogue as an obstacle that lies between me and the plot. I realised too late on my first…