Tag: davidcronenberg

Blu-ray Review: THE DEAD ZONE Remains Devastating, Prophetic

The Dead Zone. I've seen this 1983 film several times, and with each viewing, I love the film more. Scream Factory's recently released collector's edition of The Dead Zone is the definitive home "video" version (at least so far). Directed...

SPARE PARTS Interview: Director Andrew Thomas Hunt on Finding Balance Between Entertainment and Exploitation

In Spare Parts, Andrew Thomas Hunt’s second directorial effort, an emerging all-female punk rock band from Canada – called Ms .45 – is touring the United States. Not long after one of their seedy bar gigs turns into a brawl, the four...

Blu-ray Review: An Entirely Archival Criterion Release of David Cronenberg's CRASH Can't Help But Feel Very 2020

Advice to Torontonians: Don't watch 'Crash' during a pandemic in December

Shudder in January: HUNTED And THE QUEEN OF BLACK MAGIC Kick Off The New Year

There is light at the end of the tunnel, though it's still a long one. AMC's streaming service Shudder has helped us get through this shit show of a year and it looks like the start of 2021 will be...

70s Rewind: RABID, How to Stop a Pandemic

Marilyn Chambers and Frank Moore star in a Canadian chiller by director David Cronenberg.

Coming Soon on Criterion: AMORES PERROS, CRASH

'Symbiopsychotaxiplasm' and 'Mouchette' will also make their Blu-ray debuts in December 2020 from The Criterion Collection.

VIVARIUM Interview: Director Lorcan Finnegan On His Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi Horror Allegory Of Suburban Life Monotony

In Lorcan Finnegan’s Vivarium, which world premiered at last year’s Critics’ Week (parallel section of the Cannes Film Festival), a young couple is looking forward to take the next step in their relationship: get their own home. Guided by an...

Neuchatel 2018: Gaspar Noe's CLIMAX Takes Top Prize

Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival drew its curtains on another year with its Closing Ceremony and the announcement of its awards. Legendary director David Cronenberg took the role of President of the Jury this year and so was able to...

Now on Blu-ray: eXistenZ & THE GRIFTERS From 101 Films Black Label

UK cult home video specialists 101 Films recently launched a new line of limited edition releases under the banner 101 Black Label. The first two films to get the deluxe treatment are David Cronenberg's eXistenZ and Stephen Frears' The Grifters....

Mondo/Death Waltz Tackle Three More Shore-Cronenberg Scores

While David Cronenberg’s contributions to cinema have not been understated, the focus has, historically, been paid towards the director’s unique visual and metaphorical blend of sex and violence. He has contributed an immense amount to the body horror subgenre —...

Cronenberg Fans Rejoice! Classics RABID and DEAD RINGERS Coming to Blu-ray From Scream Factory

It's been a great couple of years for fans of Canadian body-horror pioneer David Cronenberg. While I've not been terribly impressed with his contemporary work, I have been pleased at the wealth of re-releases of his classic work on Blu-ray...

Locarno 2016 Interview: Howard Shore Talks His Career and Lifelong Collaborations

Honoured at the 69th edition of Locarno Film Festival, Howard Shore attended the Swiss event to receive his lifetime award and to introduce a few screenings. ScreenAnarchy was offered the chance to talk to him about his impressive career and...

Pretty Packaging: Arrow's VIDEODROME Release Does Not Look Like A Beta

In recent years, UK distributor Arrow has comfortably caught up with special edition superstars Criterion and Eureka Masters of Cinema, with Arrow's releases having grown from "neat" to "nice" to "cool" to "awesome". At the moment I'd be hard-pressed to...

Criterion Gets Scary For October: MULHOLLAND DR., THE BROOD, KWAIDAN And More

It's time to start planning your budget for October, which will deliver more theatrically-released horror titles than we've seen in awhile, along with the usual avalanche of frightening home video releases. Quickly rising to the top of many lists, however...

Review: MAPS TO THE STARS, Cold, Dreary, And Dull

This doesn't bode well. For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for...

MAPS TO THE STARS: Deliciously Dark US Trailer and Poster Revealed

We're all ScreenAnarchying over here at the sight of the new US poster and trailer for Maps to the Stars, the latest tale of humanity gone awry from David Cronenberg, and it looks fantastic. Here's the official press release:Julianne Moore won...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks NIGHTCRAWLER, FORCE MAJEURE, Stanley Kubrick, And More

A double bill this week, where we talk about new openings like Nightcrawler, Force Majeure and Maps to the Stars, as well as the new Kubrick exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.As a bonus, there's also the coverage from the...

Cineteca Nacional's Muestra 57 Lineup: Ceylan, Dolan, Godard, Cronenberg, Jarmusch, And More

Cineteca Nacional has announced the 14 films that conform the 57th edition of the Muestra International, which kicks off on Friday, November 7. It looks like a recreation of this year's Morelia, which is certainly good news for cinephiles in...

Morelia 2014: The Best Of The Festival Goes To Mexico City

From October 29 to November 9, the Morelia International Film Festival will have a selection of its 2014 programming playing at several venues in Mexico City. Titled "The best of Morelia in Mexico City", this brief showing is premiering in...

Meeting The Criterion: Creeping Up On Halloween With JUDEX, SCANNERS, ERASERHEAD, And More

Going through this year's releases to see if Criterion had something to offer for my Halloween viewing, I uncovered an embarrassment of riches. These awesome Blu-ray/DVD combos have not yet been covered here in the hallowed halls of ScreenAnarchy and I'm...