films seen
23
average score
2.06*
nationality
Canada - 79 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

A proponent of body horror cinema who made a name for himself during the middle part of his career. He's still making films that defy norms and categorizations, but the horror he explores nowadays is more of the psychological kind.

Solid pieces

Naked Lunch

by David Cronenberg
1991 / 115m - Canada
Drama,Fantasy
3.5*/5.0*
Naked Lunch poster

The inoffensive

Crimes of the Future

by David Cronenberg
2022 / 107m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Crimes of the Future poster

Cronenberg's return to the body horror genre has been getting quite a lot of attention, not too odd considering he's one of the founders of the genre. I'm not the biggest Cronenberg fan, but I was curious to see how his latest would stack up against the work of his son (who I like a lot better).

In a future where mankind is evolving and many has lost their sense of pain, there's a performance art couple (Saul & Caprice) who host public surgeries, where they remove freshly grown organs from Saul's body. These performances skirt the boundaries of legality, but there are other groups who like things just that little further.

There are some interesting ideas and concepts here, but the film lacks a well-paced plot, the cinematography could've been better, and the score isn't all that either. Cronenberg's musings about art, humanity and evolution feel a bit old and tired, and they are forced into the film rather crudely. The film certainly stands out and there are some memorable scenes, it just doesn't really flow that well.

Chacun Son Cinéma

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang
2007 / 100m - France
Comedy,Drama
3.0*/5.0*
Chacun Son Cinéma poster

Eastern Promises

by David Cronenberg
2007 / 100m - Canada
Drama,Thriller,Crime
3.0*/5.0*
Eastern Promises poster

M. Butterfly

by David Cronenberg
1993 / 101m - USA
Drama,Romance
3.0*/5.0*
M. Butterfly poster

Dead Ringers

by David Cronenberg
1988 / 116m - Canada
Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Dead Ringers poster

Rabid

by David Cronenberg
1977 / 91m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror
3.0*/5.0*
Rabid poster

Stereo

by David Cronenberg
1969 / 65m - Canada
Sci-fi
3.0*/5.0*
Stereo poster

Worthy but flawed

Spider

by David Cronenberg
2002 / 98m - Canada
Drama,Mystery,Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Spider poster

The Fly

by David Cronenberg
1986 / 96m - USA
Sci-fi,Horror
2.5*/5.0*
The Fly poster

The Dead Zone

by David Cronenberg
1983 / 103m - USA
Sci-fi,Horror,Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
The Dead Zone poster

Videodrome

by David Cronenberg
1983 / 87m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror,Thriller
2.5*/5.0*
Videodrome poster

Dubious filler

Maps to the Stars

by David Cronenberg
2014 / 111m - Canada
Comedy,Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Maps to the Stars poster

Crash

by David Cronenberg
1996 / 100m - Canada
Drama
2.0*/5.0*
Crash poster

Plain forgettable

A Dangerous Method

by David Cronenberg
2011 / 99m - UK
Drama,Romance,Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
A Dangerous Method poster

Fast Company

by David Cronenberg
1979 / 91m - Canada
Drama,Sport
1.5*/5.0*
Fast Company poster

The Brood

by David Cronenberg
1979 / 92m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror
1.5*/5.0*
The Brood poster

Big nopes

A History of Violence

by David Cronenberg
2005 / 96m - USA
Drama,Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
A History of Violence poster

eXistenZ

by David Cronenberg
1999 / 97m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror,Thriller
1.0*/5.0*
eXistenZ poster

Crimes of the Future

by David Cronenberg
1970 / 63m - Canada
Comedy,Sci-fi
1.0*/5.0*
Crimes of the Future poster

Irritation overload

Cosmopolis

by David Cronenberg
2012 / 109m - Canada
Drama,Fantasy
0.5*/5.0*
Cosmopolis poster

Scanners

by David Cronenberg
1981 / 103m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror,Thriller
0.5*/5.0*
Scanners poster

Shivers

by David Cronenberg
1975 / 87m - Canada
Sci-fi,Horror
0.5*/5.0*
Shivers poster