David Cronenberg

the uncanny web of David Cronenberg’s career

Article: the uncanny web of David Cronenberg’s career

In 2002, David Cronenberg’s Spider seemed like a departure for the director. He was known primarily as a genre expert – one who had taken standard horror and thriller motifs and turned them into very personal expressions of post-modern unease in films like his remake of The Fly and his adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dead Zone.

Film Intelligence: Kristen Stewart nixed, Henry Selick stopped, INDIANA JONES digitized

Article: Film Intelligence: Kristen Stewart nixed, Henry Selick stopped, INDIANA JONES digitized

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. We read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: dreams, festivals, raids and teen idols.

Film intelligence: SModified distribution

Article: Film intelligence: SModified distribution

Every week there are dozens of film news stories. Every week, we read them all and bring you the five most important ones in the single most important blog post you’ll ever read (today [at this moment]). This week: SXSW hands out some awards, Kevin Smith tries releasing other filmmakers’ movies via SModified distribution, and David Cronenberg tries TV.

ASIA EXTREME: J-Quirk and The New Surrealism

Article: ASIA EXTREME: J-Quirk and The New Surrealism

If one were to survey Japanese films that have been distributed in America over the last thirty to forty years, certain patterns would form. Works from the great masters, historical epics, dramas, monster movies and of course horror have certainly been well represented for decades. But one genre that’s severely lacking is comedy. In 1985, Juzo Itami’s noodle-western TAMPOPO became a smash hit, playing to sell-out crowds for months. However, since that time there haven’t been many Japanese comedies to find their way into the cultural zeitgeist, but that’s not for lack of material.