Crash (Review)

Erotic thrillers, from my experience, usually try to cash in on excessive sex scenes to sell themselves, which tend to be at the expense of the thrills. This can make for a deeply shallow experience that feels as though effort was put into the nudity than the actual story. David Cronenberg’s 1996 film Crash is […]

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, […]

The Dead Zone (Review)

1983 was an important year for David Cronenberg. Last week I reviewed the first of his two films released that year, Videodrome, which I found to be a great artistic leap for the director from his previous features, showing instances of the narrative and (in particular) visual brilliance he is now recognised for. Given Cronenberg’s […]