Possessor ★½

Brandon Cronenberg’s latest is even less substantial than his debut. You take a High/Mid/Low Concept idea, something better suited for a Black Mirror episode(as it is essentially shot in the same way), then run it through it’s already diminished paces. It takes a good solid hour in before the first plot point is even established and by then, what exactly are we suppose to be interested in? Who are we rooting for? Why does any of its bloodier or emotional moments even matter? All the stylistic embellishments are laughable. Half-decent actors stranded in a narrative dead land. Little texture, way more bark with its lame and gory effects. Feels like nothing less, and nothing more than an entirely pointless endeavor.

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