Dead Ringers ★★★★

Who better than Cronenberg to tackle the old mind–body problem? With an epicurean twist, that is: everyone in this movie is determined to abolish pain no matter the cost. Easier to live as an organism than play at being human. (It's a world of pills out there). Jeremy Irons is a marvel in the dual role of twins leading strictly biological lives till the threat of separation comes along. And Geneviève Bujold fascinates as the barren actress doomed to individuality. (Cheap TV roles her only means of propagation). Cronenberg is accused of being a cerebral director but RINGERS is no post-human schlock. It's a rather affecting, perplexing tragic film... something agonizingly human is upsetting the machinery.