Tag Archive | David Cronenberg


They sort of snuck this one in late-summer, and no one paid much attention. A few critics did, and it garnered some solid reviews. James Schamus is an award-winning screenwriter, making his feature debut as a director here. Philip Roth is one of our finest novelists, of course, and “Indignation” is based on his novel […]

“The Brood” Criterion coming!

Anyone that knows anything about home video releases, knows the that The Criterion Collection is the gold standard. If you are a director, and CC gives your film the special treatment, chances are you’ve created something wonderful. I own quite a few Criterions. Among them, Malick’s “Badlands”, Kurosawa’s “Rashomon”, Kenton’s “Island of Lost Souls”, and […]

The Cronenberg Chronicle-Phase Nineteen: Maps to the Stars (2015)

And here we are again. It’s been a long time coming, for a film that I was certain would see a NYC area release, at some point during 2014. Now, “Maps to the Stars” did open at Cannes almost a year ago, where it garnered Julianne Moore the Best Actress Award from the festival. It […]

Julianne Moore…finally her year?

There were lots of big stories coming out of the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations yesterday, but a good portion of them were totally expected. Lots of attention for “Birdman”, “Boyhood”, “Foxcatcher” and “The Imitation Game”? No surprise. Eddie Redmayne nod for playing Stephen Hawking? Check. Reese Witherspoon up for Best Actress in “Wild”? […]

I want my “Maps to the Stars”!!!

There’s all kinds of teasing going on, but it looks like seeing David Cronenberg’s 19th feature “Maps to the Stars”, stateside, won’t become a reality until early 2015. And as a devoted Cronenberg fanatic, I’ve gotta be juvenilely expressive in proclaiming…that just sucks! I mean, what’s the damn holdup? By late 2013, Cronenberg’s first U.S. […]

Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” sets North American debut!

Is it even remotely possible, that I’ll be┬ámore excited for any other 2014 feature release? Having sung the praises of the masterful David Cronenberg on this blog, almost right back to its inception, I continue to salivate at any new announcement regarding release information concerning his 19th official feature. I’ve covered Mr. Cronenberg here extensively, […]

“Dracula Untold” from Universal…Happy Halloween?

Am I being insane anticipating this release? I’m open to the possibility, because my excitement could end up wildly off-base. Even the trailer leaves plenty of doubt, so it’s not simply the promotion. So, what is it? A little early Halloween fever? Maybe. And just what exactly is the upcoming “Dracula Untold”, from first time […]