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  • Logan

    Logan

    ★★★★

    I've already started nitpicking the hell out of this in my head, but holy shit, what a gut punch. Great character writing, wonderful Western motifs (the score!), and real stakes.

    Gonna have to pooh-pooh the X-23 speaking stuff and how the final showdown in the forest was handled, but that little extra theme of border-crossing immigrants was a nice addition to an already thematically rich narrative.

  • Crimes of the Future

    Crimes of the Future

    ★★

    Felt like more of a retread than a companion piece to STEREO. More of Cronenberg's famous body horror elements crop up here, but this doesn't feel quite as cohesive and singular as his previous effort. Despite the reuse of location and actors from STEREO, this feels far more like Cronenberg dicking around on campus with his weird college friends.

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  • Dead Ringers

    Dead Ringers

    ★★★★½

    If this doesn't make you a fan of Jeremy Irons, nothing will.

    DEAD RINGERS proves to be one of Cronenberg's best, most thoughtful pieces. He weaves into this yarn a fascinating examination of dependency--both human and substantial--from the point of view of twin brothers (Jeremy Irons). His trademark body horror is still very much present but is hardly the point of this far more psychological tale.

    Bearing the burden of this story is Jeremy Irons doing double duty as Elliot…

  • Videodrome

    Videodrome

    ★★★★★

    I have this problem where every time I re-watch a Cronenberg film, it becomes my favorite Cronenberg film. So VIDEODROME is now my favorite. 

    The one big thing that dawned upon me on this viewing was a revelation about many of Cronenberg's movies; that is he likes to play around with not-too-distant future societies on the brink of collapse. From now on, I'll be calling his movies "pre-apocalyptic" films.