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Your Favorite David Cronenberg Film Is...

haven't seen any
0 (0%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)
Shivers
0 (0%)
Rabid
0 (0%)
The Brood
0 (0%)
Scanners
1 (1.4%)
Videodrome
15 (20.3%)
The Dead Zone
3 (4.1%)
The Fly
15 (20.3%)
Dead Ringers
3 (4.1%)
Naked Lunch
7 (9.5%)
M. Butterfly
0 (0%)
Crash
2 (2.7%)
eXistenZ
4 (5.4%)
Spider
1 (1.4%)
A History of Violence
11 (14.9%)
Eastern Promises
10 (13.5%)
A Dangerous Method
1 (1.4%)
Cosmopolis
1 (1.4%)
Maps to the Stars
0 (0%)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - David Cronenberg
« Reply #60 on: July 22, 2014, 02:01:36 PM »
Nah.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - David Cronenberg
« Reply #61 on: August 17, 2014, 03:20:30 PM »
1. The Fly (1986)
2. Crash (1996)
3. Videodrome (1983)
4. A Dangerous Method (2011)
5. Eastern Promises (2007)
6. Cosmopolis (2012)
7. A History of Violence (2005)
8. The Dead Zone (1983)

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Re: Directors Best Poll - David Cronenberg
« Reply #62 on: March 06, 2015, 11:51:12 PM »
Maps to the Stars
* * * - Good

My thanks to the Filmspotting Podcast, who got me wanting to see this tonight. Sounded like an (unfortunately) fairly accurate portrait of the spoiled insecurity of Hollywood, and while some people may laugh at the exaggeration, I didn't see anything that was stretching the truth. What got me even more excited than Cronenberg was writer Bruce Wagner, who's blend of horror, comedy and Hollywood makes me think that as good as Cronenberg's work here is, he's really just substituting for David Lynch. That guy could've made this into a masterpiece, especially with the fragile, troubled, unbalanced female leads.

It's an ensemble of great performances, except for Evan Bird as the troubled child star. He doesn't know how to get his character off the page and sometimes he can't even get the dialogue out of his mouth without trouble. As good as the best performances are, Julianne Moore is still that much better. That's 2 Top 10 performances in a row, and that's after crap like Non-Stop and Carrie seemed to be signaling the end of her being challenged as an actress. The podcast correctly picked 2 career great moments in this film.

I don't know who hired the special effects company for a climactic scene towards the end of the film, but it is an Epic Fail. As bad as Nicholas Cage and the bees. Worse than the American Sniper baby. Just embarrassing.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - David Cronenberg
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2015, 10:59:02 AM »
One humbly requests the mighty authorities of the forum to add Cosmopolis and Maps to the Stars (and possibly others).
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Re: Directors Best Poll - David Cronenberg
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2015, 01:27:19 PM »
We're in the process of updating all the Director Threads. roujin is starting at the top and and coming up from the bottom. We will get to everyone in time. (Thank you for pointing out Wong Kar Wai, which I missed.)
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #65 on: March 29, 2016, 02:25:59 PM »
1. Eastern Promises (3.5)
2. A History of Violence (2.5)
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #66 on: March 29, 2016, 11:19:33 PM »
A Dangerous Method
Maps to the Stars

It surprises me that I have seen so few.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #67 on: March 29, 2016, 11:32:26 PM »
Yeah, the both of you should get to fixin' that. Again, you'll have an opportunity in October.
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #68 on: March 30, 2016, 12:13:16 AM »
Fix Harmony Korine at the same time:)
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Re: Cronenberg, David
« Reply #69 on: March 30, 2016, 01:33:01 AM »
The Fly
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