Tag Archives: David Cronenberg

Saturday Matinee: Beyond the Black Rainbow

“Beyond the Black Rainbow” (2010) is a Canadian experimental sci-fi film written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. The Cronenberg-esque plot focuses on Elena, a test subject with ESP abilities, who struggles to escape a New Age lab facility called the … Continue reading

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“An Enthusiastic Corporate Citizen”: David Cronenberg and the Dawn of Neoliberalism

(Editor’s note: In commemoration of director David Cronenberg’s 75th birthday we present this compelling and socially relevant analysis of his filmography.) By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants The cinematic corpus of David Cronenberg is probably best known for … Continue reading

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David Cronenberg’s Videodrome Was a Technology Prophecy

Editor’s note: Since today marks director David Cronenberg’s 73rd birthday, it’s a good time to appreciate one of his greatest and most notorious works. Though my favorite of his remains the distinctly PKD-like eXistenZ, a close runner up is the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: eXistenZ

“eXistenZ” (1999) is the last feature film of writer/director David Cronenberg’s to feature his trademark “body horror” imagery (as of this writing). It’s also his film that most overtly displays the influence of the writings of Philip K. Dick and … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Scanners

David Cronenberg’s “Scanners” (1981) is infamous for a particular scene occurring less than 15 minutes into the film (and is likely still a shock for audiences today who have never seen it). The film’s notoriety (and comparatively wooden performance of … Continue reading

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