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Eastern Promises

Violent as any Cronenberg film, it is refreshing to see Viggo Mortensen interpreting an impeccable role away from The Lord of The Rings trilogy. The film as a whole is unpredictable, a good take on a different panorama.


Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg has been a complete bore for his last two movies, the one before this being Cosmopolis. It’s not because of a lack of his signature marks of psychological turmoil or graphic violence, those are in quite generous supply… rather, its because he’s no longer satisfied with just telling a great story. 295 more words

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Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg’s new film sees the interlocking and incestuous nature of Hollywood taken to a whole new level. The Weiss family have what might be seen as the typical Hollywood set up, with Cristina (Olivia Williams) managing the career of her child actor son Benjie, and her husband Stafford (John Cusack) working as psychotherapist to the stars. 628 more words


Sex Research : Representations of Male Sexual Deviance

Representations of male sexual deviance within contemporary cinema and how this differs between the genders.

The examination of sexual deviance can be a difficult one as there are a number of signifiers that vary its definition. 622 more words


Maps to the Stars

Confession: I love going to the cinema alone. In fact, I prefer going solo than accompanied. I relish the freedom. I can walk out if I am bored, I can cry unashamedly, I don’t have to share the caramelized toffee popcorn. 657 more words


Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014)

Although never as omnipresent as the western, crime film or romantic comedy in the history of American cinema, the Hollywood film – that is to say the film which explores the nefarious underworld of the famous film production site – has been a reoccurring genre ever since cinema grew the intelligence and ability to look back on itself. 1,198 more words


New Movie Releases - 26-9-14

Another week at the Monster-plex and more features fighting for air! This week is a week like any other, but we do have a Cronenberg release, which is getting quite average reviews sadly. 387 more words