Cosmopolis 2012 ★★★½

Star Rating very, very tentative. I am not entirely sure what I think of this film as it seems almost impossible to digest in one viewing. I see a lot to like and dislike, but what shines through is the dark comedy, the wonderful play with language that is Cronenberg's script, some savvy insights into the means with which we designate meaning in life, and Pattinson owning the screen (who the hell saw that coming?). I like how very Toronto this film is, despite weakly trying to pass as New York City, and I like seeing Canadian regulars pop their heads into the limo. The initial criticism is the pacing, it has no flow, and just hangs there at times. I almost prefer to just read the script as a piece of literature than watch the movie.