Cosmopolis ★★★½

This newest film from my favourite director David Cronenberg is a strange, but rather fascinating beast. I see how the lengthy, complicated, and somewhat stilted conversations could get on some people's nerves, but I found them strangely hypnotic. Not all of the scenes work equally well and the endless dialogue sequences can get tiresome in places, but I found much of it quite intriguing, especially in the scenes with Juliette Binoche and Sarah Gadon. Luckily, the film has that certain sexed-up energy simmering beneath the surface that the director's previous effort, A Dangerous Method, was sorely lacking. Still, I preferred when Cronenberg was bringing his movies' subtext to life in a visual way rather than discussing it to death in the dialogue.

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