All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.
Peter Parker had it easy.
BFI Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder - Review #1 - The Fly (1986)
Whenever someone says remakes are always bad, I just say "Go watch Cronenberg's The Fly" because you'll take back what you just said instantly. It's a great science fiction horror that brought so much more to the screen than the original did. Not saying the original is a bad film, but it's certainly not great. But David Cronenberg's 1986 remake is great, in fact, it's more than great. This film falls into the first act in Cronenberg's filmography, body horror. While the film does lose his frequent past use of social commentary, it makes up for that in being one of the most entertaining and…
David Cronenbergs Magnum Opus converts mainstream audiences by droves to worship at the alter of the master of body horror!
Jeff Goldblum's powerhouse performance was as terrifying as it was astonishing! The emotional range expressed by his character put our tits through the wringer! Making it literally impossible to not feel his pain!
Strangely affecting, oddly touching which made the horror that much more jarring!
"I'm an insect who dreamt he was a man and loved it. But now the dream is over and the insect is awake." Who would've thought that this is a line to cry over? A line genuinely and perfectly said as it is, is in all its absurdism able to make one feel deep, sad things. Who can make a film amidst the grimy, thrashy and spine-tingling horror and dark humor of a B-movie update about a man who morphs into a fly because his transportation device has a nasty little bug enter it unintentionally while testing it, and envelop such a fully-embodied tragedy into it? Well, David Cronenberg of course.
Cronenberg's reimagining of the '50s B-sci-fi horror film from…
It's been a Cronenberg family kind of day, what can I say?
How can a movie simultaneously be one of the most viscerally disturbing monster movies ever AND one of the most heartbreaking, tragic love stories of the 1980s? It's a rarity to find a movie that hits so squarely on all intended marks (scares, suspense, gross-out moments, special effects, emotional intensity...), but David Cronenberg's still-stunning remake of THE FLY (oh yeah, it's also one of the greatest remakes of all time) does exactly that.
Jeff Goldblum has never been better than he is here, as a brilliant but socially awkward scientist who has invented a primitive form of teleportation, but makes a fatal misjudgment when he tries to teleport…
The third Cronenberg in our Horror-o-thon this year. We were going to save this one for the prime spot, Halloween Night, but it was a Thursday, and Thursdays is when our next door neighbours come over for a movie. After exposing them to Magic Mike a couple of weeks ago, we thought we should pick a Dead Ringer, er, film we know isn’t terrible. We thought about Hollie’s pick, the one with the Giant Zombie Poodle and Phyllis Diller, but thought it might be too much of a risk.
What a difference a couple of years makes! The Dead Zone was Chronenberg’s first big budget film, and on our recent rewatch, I still saw that particular ‘Canadian’ Look. With his…
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How the hell did it turn from a quirky little science-fiction movie to a full-blown depressing piece of bleakness? Like, really, god, this shit makes Madoka Magica seem hopeful.
The Fly was my first Cronenberg film but it has left me so mentally scarred by how incredibly strange it is that I will definatley be watching more of his films.
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I do appreciate David Cronenberg's courage of making such a picture and his ability of turning a mainstream subject in an authorialmovie even though i'm quiet disappointed by it's screenplay which i rate poor.
Many concepts and situations , in my opinion , are not enough developed and probably it's the director's will to do so.
Despite this , The Fly is a movie that stands excellently .
It iss a cold and dry movie as we notice in its directing and its characters's performances ,
scary in a strange way and still , gets old not in a banal way.
A brilliant horror/sci-fi/romance film. The acting is great and for the time the special effects were amazing. A well written and directed piece of cinema.
By chance, I saw this sitting next to an ex-co-worker. Our conversation before it started:
Me: "How squeamish are you?"
Co-worker: "Sort of like a normal person, I guess. I've heard there's a bit of gooey stuff in this but I should be OK."
[CUT TO AN HOUR LATER]
Co-worker: "OMG THAT ARM WRESTLE!!!! ... OMG HIS FINGERNAIL!!!!! ... OMG HIS FACE!!!!! etc."
Con mezza riga di trama Cronenberg ha tirato su un filmone. Ottimo ritmo, fastidioso al punto giusto, finale da paura, Jeff Goldblum ti amo.
One of the best remakes, enjoyable.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- Only God Forgives
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Spring Breakers
- A Field in England
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!