5 Movies That Should Have Been Directed by David Cronenberg

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I’m a film lover, but let’s be honest – it’s a flawed medium. Not every director is able to fully utilize the visual and aural canvas that filmmaking presents them with.

For starters, the entire film canon could be improved if they all included at least one eldritch squirming mass of flesh. If I go to the theater and I don’t see someone getting erotically penetrated by a flesh tentacle or a womb full of cursed ugly children…well that’s automatically two stars knocked off the score right there. Why would I go to the movies to see a normal person with a normal amount of limbs?! I can see that at the grocery store!

There’s only one guy who really GETS it – David Cronenberg, director of horny body horror like The Fly, Videodrome, and Crash. That guy sees any inanimate object and is like, “yeah I’m…

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Every masterpiece has its cheap copy (that might also be a masterpiece, depending on who you ask)

With the new trailer for The Matrix out now, I’ve been thinking about a strange phenomenon regarding pop culture monoliths. The original Matrix film is, without a doubt, hugely influential and hugely successful. People love it, and many have been inspired by it. But, by the time I actually got around to watching the movie … Continue reading Every masterpiece has its cheap copy (that might also be a masterpiece, depending on who you ask)

Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

“The most important thing becomes control. Engaging with it on your own terms. Anything to not feel helpless.” – Daisy Tonner, The Magnus Archives Content warning for mentions of violence, sexual assault, and some personal PTSD experiences involving dissociation and panic attacks. Despite being a sexual assault victim, and despite being someone who struggled with … Continue reading Having trauma doesn’t mean you can only consume mild, boneless art.

Sexual Assault in Perfect Blue: How Satoshi Kon’s Horror Classic Thoughtfully Frames A Woman’s Biggest Fear

On the surface, it seems like Perfect Blue has a relatively simple premise - an idol finds herself being stalked by an obsessive fan - the movie itself is far from simple. It does an excellent job of placing the viewer within the muddled mind of Mima as she struggles to figure out who she really is versus the person society/her manager/her fans want her to be.