Archive for category: David Cronenberg

Blu-ray/DVD: ‘Cosmopolis’

1 January, 2013 (20:16) | Blu-ray, by Sean Axmaker, David Cronenberg, DVD, Film Reviews | By: Sean Axmaker

Cosmopolis (eOne) is a microcosm of a disconnected existence, life lived in a bubble in financial dealings and digital communications and brief face-to-face conversations and sexual intermissions in a space shuttle of a limousine creeping through the gridlock of an anonymous New York City. David Cronenberg adapts Don Delillo’s massive novel, distilling it down to […]

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M Butterfly and The Sky Crawlers – DVDs for the Week

26 May, 2009 (01:20) | Animation, by Sean Axmaker, David Cronenberg, DVD | By: Sean Axmaker

M Butterfly (Warner) Warner Home Video releases a quartet of DVD debuts, all with troubled critical histories: loved by some, disliked by many, largely ignored by most. And that’s what makes their arrivals so interesting: it gives us a chance, an excuse even, to revisit the films. That said, I’m up to my eyeballs in […]

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Jo Shishido and the Red Cherry Blossom Wanderer – DVDs for the Week

19 May, 2009 (00:47) | by Sean Axmaker, David Cronenberg, DVD | By: Sean Axmaker

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! (Kino) It may not be the best film of the week but this early Seijun Suzuki yakuza potboiler certainly sports the greatest title I’ve seen flash across my flatscreen all year: Detective Bureau 2-3: Go To Hell Bastards! The film, starring a cocky and cool Jo Shishido as […]

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“Videodrome” – Long Live the New Flesh

30 October, 2008 (22:44) | by Sean Axmaker, David Cronenberg, Film Reviews, Horror | By: Sean Axmaker

Just a few years into the 21st century, Olivier Assayas wrote in The Village Voice: “Cronenberg’s visionary Videodrome is the most important film of this generation. Time has only reinforced its audacity.” It’s been 25 years since David Cronenberg’s first masterpiece drilled its mutant images into the minds of unsuspecting audiences, and Videodrome is as […]

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