While writing his 1977 film Rabid, David Cronenberg had a crisis of confidence. In Chris Rodley’s book Cronenberg on Cronenberg, he remembers saying to his producer John Dunning: “…I just woke up this morning and realised this is ridiculous. Do you know what this movie’s
At 210 episodes old we can ask for all the things in the world, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to get anything for this “obvious” landmark. Besides, Rob and Aidan have a job to do. This week it’s another of our regular Directors Lottery
After establishing our status as award-winning swimmers (25 metres), The Geek Show returns for another dip in the shallower end of science and technology news, and kicking things off this week is the backlash against the poorly-written final season of Game of Thrones, which has
This week we review “Deadpool 2”, and it’s … err … we don’t know actually as that brotherhood of evil comic-book and manga fans called 4-Panel take over the airwaves in a fourth-wall-breaking stunt worthy of the mutated scamp himself. So does it live up
101 films co-produced a new making-of documentary for Stephen Frears’ The Grifters. In which, a producer states that Martin Scorsese believed Jim Thompson’s novel of the same name was among the best crime novels that hadn’t been adapted and so sought to amend that fact.
As culture becomes more fixated on nostalgia, we’re going to have to spend a lot of time reassessing what happened two or three decades ago. At the moment that means the Eighties, with everything from Stranger Things to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles drawing from The Me Decade. Comparing
David Cronenberg’s 1996 adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel – a book that was once rejected for publication with the note “This author is beyond psychiatric help” – was hugely controversial on release, banned in several London boroughs and subject to a protracted hate campaign from
This week we go full fan-theory. Brave waters indeed. In Off the Shelf we have a body-horror masterclass with David Cronenberg’s “Videodrome”, Jules Dassin’s “Thieves Highway” – the film-noir that’s totally not a western, Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” and a surprise aided the randomizer,