Spider (Review)

Time and again I find myself coming back to review a work by David Cronenberg, who by this stage I believe is one of the most purposefully enigmatic and multi-faceted directors still working today. What separates Cronenberg from many a director is his unique capacity to evoke primal psychology through imagery. Until recently I believed […]

My Top 5 Canadian Directors

Canadian cinema possesses an undeniably longstanding tradition, and has been home to some of the most significant and influential figures working in the industry today. Here is my list of the Top 5 Canadian Directors:   James Cameron   I begin with one of the most predictable entries on my list, which may aggravate some, […]

Videodrome (Review)

The works of David Cronenberg have always been a draw for me, flaws and all. Given his fondness for depicting grotesque body horror, which has made me squirm on more than one occasion, it would probably be fair to assume that I am just a glutton for punishment. The real reason, however, is that The […]

Dead Ringers (Review)

During my recent endeavours to better understand Canadian cinema, I encountered a film highly regarded in its history. Consequently, I decided to give my own impressions of David Cronenberg’s 1988 psychological horror film, Dead Ringers. The plot centres on identical twin brothers Eliot and Beverly Mantle (Jeremy Irons), prodigious gynaecologists running a renowned practice together, […]

Eastern Promises (Review)

Many films now considered modern classics premiered in 2007: There Will Be Blood, Juno, No Country For Old Men, and Zodiac chief among them. Another I frequently see mentioned is Canadian director David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises. In 2007 I was 14, so many of these modern classics didn’t resonate with me in what I now […]