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 […]

A New High for Canada

Canada and its film industry have received considerable attention in the last two years, first with the Oscar-nominated film Room, starring Brie Larson and the young Jacob Tremblay, and more recently at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where French-Canadian writer-director Xavier Dolan’s film It’s Only the End of the World won the Grand Prix and […]