17 Burst results for "Brandon Cronenberg"

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Adventures in Movies!

Adventures in Movies!

02:46 min | 7 months ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Adventures in Movies!

"This is the show where we normally talk about the indian johner films. You've never heard of the ones who can't hear enough about and the ones you never wanna hear about again. My name is this annual near. And i put the ivy in your joining me. These ongoing adventures is the host. Who puts gizmo in gear. Mo- i am denny and also really until you have to watch what we do in the shadows. Okay i have to watch. I'd wait hold on i. I did see the vampire meeting like after movie and that was really really fun. The council yet vampire council. You have like wesley snipes. Yeah which is plenty. That's fucking hilarious. Also joining us is the host who puts the creep in creepshow. Ooh that's me. Blake creepy to the back on creeping on everybody and just to give everyone a little bit of background. We are part of the morbidly. Beautiful podcasting network. They have a whole bunch of horrifying podcast on their plus. They have some great news of the also. Talk lots of four on our show. We've been lucky enough to have victory. Every barbara crampton brandon cronenberg. Gd saw guerrero. We've also had covered films from fantasia film fast from sundance from fantastic success. Danny let them know why you deserve to be on the show. I am an artist learning a lot of these new movies for the first time. I've seen them mostly. Because for the longest time. I worked with podcast with blake and pat different ways. So here now. We're all learning each other. Blake whitney a real bad seed. I think that's my specialty. I mean lifelong fan Luckily grew up with it. Had a mother and father who Often would let me watch whatever. I wanted their chagrin. Sometimes brother and sister both love surrounded by my whole life. I've done a bit of riding in the horror genre But overall i just. I'm a big fan and I'm just happy talk with my buddies about once a week for going on years now and we have a lot to talk about tonight so For off just a spoiler warning because we're going to get pretty in-depth with some of these things we talk. We're gonna talk about the literal ending of the movie. So also i guess it's only fair to go with the trigger warning if you're easily grossed out or you have a weak heart or something to that effect of just you know. We're gonna talk about some pretty graphic stuff but then why would you be listening to us if.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go

Monster Movie Fun Time Go

07:44 min | 8 months ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Monster Movie Fun Time Go

"Going on but they can't control what's going on if that's the case then why bother killing them. You know built in alum built in alibi there. I mean it's cruel. It's probably less cruel to just kill them than to make them go through a trial and conviction in all for stuff. They didn't really do right. And i guess neater on their end And maybe at some point the implant might get discovered if if they don't. I suppose it could get discovered either way although she kills them the way if she does it the way she's supposed to by putting a bullet in her head than the implant would probably get destroyed right but she's not good at her job no she. That's that's the interesting thing like throughout the entire movie. You're like your they. Kind of hyper up. 'cause even the the friend the plant who fixes the implant later in the movie saying oh. I've heard of you. And i've heard of what you've done. I'm a big fan of this. Hit that you did. And you're like okay so she's a little. She's kind of infamous amongst the company that she works for but this whole movie. You don't get the sense that she's great at what she does. Yeah we'll just have to take it for granted because she's losing her. Yeah yeah which. I think is also really interesting because at the very end of the movie you know she comes back and she does the test and it seems like that was just another day at the job just normal day. It's like yeah that happens onto the next one and now you've come to the part was gonna come back around to the final test if she finally gets out of the guy's body and does per- the is this. Is your brain work in test. Again she identifies the butterfly that she killed and mounted as a child but this time does not express any guilt about it right so she seems to have moved past guilt even though her husband and child her now dead well so i think that When the murder of the husband and her child was going on obviously she wanted it to happen she. She had that conversation with colin and he was like i'll do it. I'll kill him and she goes. Okay just do it. I've been waiting and kills the husband. She wanted him dead and then when she shooting her son ira. It shows that scene where like it shows her physically shooting her kid just kind of switching places out with colin she. She did kind of want to get rid of that family. Yes we're seeing it from her perspective and we see even though it's collins body doing the shooting we get a flash of of her holding the gun so i that implies that that she is the one who her consciousness is the trigger unless she does kinda do it just as a quick reaction not realizing who so the kid comes in. She's fighting with the husband because the husband obviously doesn't you know there's just some dude in the apartment doesn't know it's his wife and someone else's body one. The guy is trying to find out where collins in control right now in his trying to find out where bosses and his fighting with with the husband and then the sun comes in and shoots. The husband apps stabs. Yes stabbed him in the neck in the same way pretty much that she stabbed the victim at the beginning of the movie right and then she just reacts and shoots whoever just stabbed him in then. We see that it's the sun right but we see that it was her that shot him not colin. So i think that initial maybe both of them did it. Yes i think. Initially colin shot and then after realizing who it was she was like well. You already shot him once. I'm just gonna finish the job right and then killed her own child. Yeah it's it's pretty brutal. Yeah it's a pretty brutal movie and that whole switching in and out of perspective happens quite a bit Very interesting ways I think the scene where she is getting the implant fixed and keeps flashing in and out of red light With collin over the top of her in this Like subconscious state of the battle. The mines like he's just killing her and he crushes her skull and then puts her face on. It looks a little bit silly sure but I think the symbolism of it was kind of cool. Like i liked that entire idea of now. I'm going to be you instead. This is brandon cronenberg's only his fifth move but three of them are short shortfalls. So it's really only his second feature. Yes i i haven't seen anything else of his. Actually though i plan to. I just haven't gotten around to it. Will i like the title of this one short. Please speak continuously and describe your experiences as they come to you. Yeah that sounds like the title of philip k dick novel yes yes does so. I don't know where i try to down. Yeah apparently it was inspiration for this. Movie that yeah. He said that he was inspired by his short film and buy something else that he had watched. Can't remember. I didn't get it down. Lucas did that thx. One one three eight was this college movie and then he turned it into a real movie later on. Yeah i know. I don't know if his college version was full length or a short but But yeah he redid it later so Yeah i think we'll be keeping an eye on him. This one just came out last year. So i'm sure he's working on something else. Oh yeah hopefully so reading these movies on a pumpkin scale. One to five halloween pumpkins. how many pumpkins do you give. This movie is based on how much i like it or like. How spooky scary it is. It's based on how much you like. Okay i personally think. This movie is a five pumpkins. i very much enjoy it okay. I'm very stingy. With is i will give it a four. Oh that's pretty good. Yeah knowing you that's a that's yes. You're the second guessed. Indicate that. I hate everything he wanted. He hates everything. I was real worried. I'm like oh man. I'm about the about the show him one of my like movie that i really really liked from last time going to hate it for those of you've been listening long. You already know most things get a three out of me so three means it was okay for his. I like it in five. Is i left it at fair. And as i've said before. I save fives for things like casablanca and josie and the pussycats right. We gave alien and the first three alien movies a five the other day. Oh i mean yes yeah. I agree with that. So thank you for joining me today. Caleb is there anything you wanna plug while you're here. Throw your instagram or anything. You project you're working on. No i'll just plug myself. I've got plug myself. You can find time for that later. Plenty of time. When this is over yet you can find me at. Caleb mendes art on instagram. You can also find me online at my website at caleb mundus art dot com and really those are the.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Adventures in Movies!

Adventures in Movies!

07:59 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Adventures in Movies!

"Job and i can't wait to see her and some more stuff. Yeah excellent excellent performance of for best actor the person i pick He was nominated as best supporting role but daniel in judas in the black messiah of he so good. He is so so good in this role. He absolutely of mesmerizing steals every single scene. That he's in Just such a great movie but his role. I wouldn't say that he makes the movie. Because it's a good movie in general but of gad daniel louis a who's proven. His acting acumen in the basket is chairman. Fred he's excellent best performance at the year man. He was so a well. He's such a really good actor. And i saw him including slim and i. I agree with you just to win it all to be nominated for best actor. I agree with that. You blake actor in leading role embassy here. Gary oldman's awesome make is great I did really enjoy that But again just another small performance but just super effective. And i mean. I guess we put him up against the heavyweights. It doesn't even come close but performance. I really enjoyed was Jake horowitz In the best of night. He's kind of like the lead and Fast talking too cool for school Radio i mean it's just overall. I just loved that movie so much but he just kind of an exceptional job in that role. And so like i said going off the board but that's that'd be my and our final award that we're giving away for the best picture of to me. It came down to two movies. And there's a lot of good movies that were nominated but for me. It was either judas in the black messiah or promising young woman Doubting you mentioned carey mulligan. Who was by far the best part of that movie for i like promising improperly a woman a lot but it just doesn't connect with me at the very end it loses me. I think to be the best picture there has to be an esa resonate with you make you feel something and you listen. The black messiah like is emotionally sticks with you. It's really good. It's one of those movies were. We'll be talking about it next year and the year after it's excellent movie very topical very well acted. The story is great. it's sad and gripping and all those things that they put on posters you can use to describe this movie but Yeah there's it's the best movie of the year you know. I've seen a good amount of these movies Trawlers chicago seven. Which i think it's a great film promising woman son a battle you know. I think this is some great movies. But the one if we're talking about like resonating movies and everything. I do really think driveways which we watched our last year as well. You know a boy befriends his neighbor. It it's just a story that we don't think we see too often. It is a coming of age story. I believe but it's still one of those movies that i think everybody should see it. It just it just hits. I think we've all been in situations like that. I think interesting. Yeah no picks guys great job So for me the movie itself. I mean all the movies that are listed the further actual academy award. They sound great. I've i've seen most of make. And i thought that was pretty great. Dave ventures great but The movie that. I saw this last year that from the moment it started until the moment it ended everything about it was captivating. The direction was obviously like just incredible of shot. Selection just awesome Is brandon cronenberg and possessor that movie set me on my heels like in a great way and then just like continued to wrote me in through the entire thing. And i think the thing that needs to be rewarded. is like risk taking and taking risks. And i think that's what can make a great film could make a great director. And i thought that movie did just a lot of risk taking and successfully and that's so hard to pull off and it'll never get mentioned in anything like mainstream like the oscars or anything like that but just a just a really great movie And the direction and all that stuff is just front front center yet. It's really good movie before we close the show here. Final thoughts on twenty twenty. The year in movies of i would like to call outlaw. Yada yada It was submitted to the oscars for best international feature but it was not shortlisted. I don't know how. Or why. But i've managed to see all the best international feature films and a lie. Yo ono by far is better than all these movies that were saying. This is not a disrespect to any of these. Movies is just how good layout was so very disappointed that it wasn't shortlisted on this For these academy awards very deserving movie and honestly. That's one of the better movies that i've seen just in general that i saw last year. We we've talked about like we've reviewed a lot of movies since the pandemic started at a lot of that. Were not conventional films that we you know. We really got introduced to indie films. You know good and the bad. I think last week we talked about brew a roommate. And do we set the support. I guess a local breweries and stuff like that. I do think like supporting local. Indie films with being viewed. Or where ever you get to see your movies. I do feel like give them more of a chance because sometimes it could be better than the mainstream films. And that's something that i think reawoken woken in me But yeah definitely give more indie movies chance. Yeah no one of the One of the great things. I guess you could say about last year was the you know we we're special cases we we we're nerds anyway and we'd be watching a lot of film but i watched man. We watched so much stuff last year and and for better for worse you know some of it was great. It was really not but like kind of a big piggyback on. What danny was saying like the indie scene so Vibrant and There's i mean anything you could possibly dream of And i love being taken off guard or surprised by stuff and the movie. That stuck out to me. And i've talked about it. Numerous times on here is eighteen. Party just a movie. Just a small little movie takes place in nineteen eighty-four and it's almost like if you read the description. It's everything that the description says unlike the description says it's it is everything that says but they're so it's got so much depth it's so relatable and it wants to me anyway That i just i. I just i if i left any movie last year with quite the enjoyment that i did Of eighteen to party of made me think and do all that stuff. And yeah indy indy. We want more eighty stuff. And apparently i want more indie canadian stuff there. You have it another year down. Every saturday you could find his here You can catch us on morbidly beautiful. We are part of the morbidly. Beautiful podcast network Lots of horror themed podcasts. Except for us we kind of break. The mold inches occasionally touch on horror. But there's a lot of good stuff there. check it out. And we'll you're checking out follow on twitter over adventure. In movies you can also find nathaniel any or as i like to call them over an interim anything poor taste and you can also find me danny over on twitter and instagram at a default underscore player and you can find the indie bleak on twitter and for be in indiana jones so next week holy shit the first time in a long time. Special edition episode This is going to lead into some changes for the show. We're gonna be doing sasquatch. please.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on After The Show Movie Podcast

After The Show Movie Podcast

04:35 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on After The Show Movie Podcast

"It's not though it's also like Freaky freaky friday. Right where the swap places kinda inside. Not quite as friendly. Anjali is freaky friday. What was another over some other ones. That are sort of the x. Files where moulder where. Tv will swap their inside who they are with someone else's body and like freaky friday and what are some of the others. Those lots of comedies. This isn't a comedy. Oh no no not even one funny thing. I don't think think back. Is there anything funny now. So be prepared the stuff. The actual synopsis says from the visionary mind director brandon cronenberg possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite copra assassin tasha voss using brain implant technology. Voss takes control of other people's bodies so execute high profile targets as she sinks deeper into her latest assignment voss becomes trapped inside the mind the threatens to obliterate sound right sounds more thorough than mine but still. I'm correct so this movie. It permitted sundance like before the pandemic got underway in february. and it. You know people were saying ooh this movie. Possessor is cool. It's cool and i tend to agree after watching it. It's kind of right on my street is let let me just say now off. The top is is more like an art house style. Movie is slow moving. It's you know it's not a mainstream thing is it's all know is not nazi and it's more thoughtful but it's also incredibly violent and quite sexual when you say Yeah so it's if their children and you're gonna put this on. They shouldn't be in the room. It's not that movie. There shouldn't be children in the house watching this because this version is on court. And you know it's i was gonna say it's like hard are when they say it's a hard when it's like a but it's like really pushing the envelope for i will this you know there's no way with this would get an hour because no and it's only two things. Yeah i mean. It's incredibly one big hard thing and then another thing. That's just horrible. And terrible for anyone to imagine. Yeah this is so incredibly violent scenes the when you watch them. You're like oh yeah. This is over the line of where it normally goes into movie. It's is lingering a little bit too much spoilers. yeah okay. So there's a hard penis and a child being killed overseas to bonus Well it's the same thing. Yeah to one hard naked penis. You can't handle too and you're not gonna get away with that. Thought i'd say that in the podcast in american cinema definitely not going to get away with hard penis in any way shape or form right. There's no. I don't think there's a movie in exist with it in. Us understand that. That's so silly. But maybe in european and european movies. When i was growing up and stuff and tv shows in england pincers on their bit. More commonplace. penises are fairly common in the world. They on tv or on the movies. Like this hot penises in movies. And there are penises on tv. How many times have you said penis so far. Well you know this is clinical work. I'm being could say coke bona fide. I'm starting to that so that america's a bit don't say tight wouldn't call but i would call it is it. Is it because of religious things. That i don't know i see a bonus now i don't even understand it myself. I like you definitely not see a boehner on tv but you can definitely see. Somebody's get blown off a you can on tv. You would know they got shot in the head..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

Optimism Vaccine

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

"With this. Because i mean is brandon cronenberg's data kronenbourg and. He's work is so similar stylistically thematically to his dad. And so you have that. Direct comparison part of like brandon cronenberg. Please spread your wings and fly away from daddy but at the same time. Kinda like myra slew. To second ago this is this is really good. Shit he's taking a lot of the stuff that his father did and and really expanding on it and taking it to different places so i guess this movie's enjoyable on multiple levels. Because yeah it's it's gory and it's weird at it's smart and it's well made but also it's it feels directly linked to another filmmaker that i absolutely loved so. Yeah yeah that's the thing chad he's gone he's not coming back. I mean i guess he's making some netflix's thing but he's really been way out of this. We'll for many moons now. And no one is picked up that torch and a lot of that has to do with the industry. Cert- like the fox gonna make this this instance because i this is not a thing. That's going to get any funding in honor normal circumstances but again. I sure i'm interested to see how evolves as a filmmaker but if he wants to modernize the concepts his father pioneered than i'm here for. I think it's something that struck me is not just obviously am. It certainly would make think really interesting though. Bill with history of violence cronenburg's obviously chromebook senior film. which is also bad guy. Who's kind of hard wired for this kind of like predisposition capability this kind of ashbourne nature of violence in society. In how can manifest in act out. I think both films have some kind of a perspective. Long specific issue bought the ghost in the shell. Reference is certainly not insignificant of this. I think more oshii is is a very much on. Cronenberg's mind here there's several sequences here through fantastic sequence. They have 'em where the guy is the guy who's had someone hacked his consciousness. I am questioning his. I think actually might be on the time when he's getting implanted with the other person's consciences fantastic sequences like it's building skin on invisible leak skin being poured on just forming his face in deforming his face pulls off. This is very unusual. Kind idea for you know Malleable maybe you know conceptual within the kind of a digital realm which plays into the film series. But it's also. I mean this ghosn shell innocence the sequel to film. I made so reminiscent of the credit sequence of that visually. And so i think there's this real genuine. I think following up. Notches cronenberg but also like. Oh she's work. In terms of you know full. Human consciousness in a digital age is kind of a what we say like as a kind of got will be the right word for a corporate entity or something owned as a proprietary thing that we can access that we can manipulate that. Can steal or change your companies can have access to were or take home or whatever privatize your your entity..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

Optimism Vaccine

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Optimism Vaccine

"I'm not like i don't wanna come wanna get uncomfortable around like graphic violence in a film but like this movie is just uncommonly vicious which is great. Yeah this is. This is absolutely When you when you watch like run alone on any watching another movie you might just think like. Wow this is really good because it just like an idea under visual schema but i think possessor it's like this is genuinely good and i'm sure brandon cronenberg got a head start through nepotism. But frankly he's he's doing some good work here. This is a really interesting conceptual sci-fi thriller the puts me in mind of the central plot. Premises factory is the company that they basically except facination request during the job of killing people for providence and they have very novel way of doing it where the kid gets kidnapped. The person were urwah interfere with the person who are able to put some implant in their head which then allows them to insert another person's consciousness into that person so then they can control that person they can use that person as the actual kind of actor in a merger and then that person can usually commit suicide or whatever and it can be blamed psychic break and it's basically a clean assassination with no suspicion whatsoever and this is obviously sifi during which Reminiscent of ghost in the shell. Which zimmer ideas of digitizing consciousness of someone invading your consciousness of the affectively hacking. The human mind. But i mean in in their contemporary society where you have people like the first things i was putting mine drone operators. You know people who drive to work and sit down from computer pilot a plane blow up a bunch of people in totally different country than drive home and hold their kids you know. It's it's strange idea of this kind of dis- danc- ation between act in intent on kind of like a bureaucratic structure. And i kind of bleed out from that further to kind of an idea of effectively alienated from your job..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

Ride the Omnibus

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

"I love that brandon kronenbourg also said this in the way that he specifically hated. The idea of sanitized violence. in general. We talked about this in the extreme. Were hannele already. So i'm not going to beat a dead horse back to hell and back again. I just feel like he has so many interesting ideas about the horror genre and where it can go. And he's doing so much fascinating stuff. I i really can't wait to see where he goes from here. Oh absolutely like site unite students so anti viral. I of finn i guess. Kind of like a Stein is they cou. That's what they use nowadays. Isn't it and i mean i think following up from a film possessive will be tough. 'cause it is just so frigging good value. So don't feel worried. I think brompton crying. 'bug a very very intelligent filmmaker that plays into the horror genre but also has a message to say which for me is really important when it comes to horror. Nothing was saying it so much more with so many more horror films kofi sleeve Hereditary is big stand out on by think unite paper like brandon cronenberg all looking at horror genre and seeing how it can be a smarter genre. 'cause i think horror in january Fortunately maybe not so much for horror fans absolutely because we understand the john room. We can unpack films and get into the deep meaning. But i think if you're outside of the horror community and ula kim you know is kinda shitty slashes weather slowed to babes Slashed to death which is really bad..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

Ride the Omnibus

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

"I love so much i would see anything they were in and i would have sought it out just for them but if it weren't for the fact that you were such a huge advocate for brandon cronenberg's antiviral. I don't know that. I would have immediately pounced on the opportunity to watch this film with us. One of the reasons are shouted about it. Because i think i feel like possessor is one of these films where i know people talking about now by still feel like is a film that can easily slip through the nets. I mean it's crazy crying back. He's got the name antivirals you said Incredible possess a incredible is christopher. Abbott is andrea riseborough. It's go everything attached to it. However i think the people who are frightened of films like this because obviously law people went is most violent. Gory graphic extreme thing which i don't think it is called elephants but it's certainly not compared to some of the other stuff out there It's quite tame and not saying. Yes if you compare it to anything. We discussed in our extreme horror panel. Forget it and you know. It's got the vibe of extreme movie and deals with topics to boo type pigs. I think come through by think just because unfortunately there was a lot of media going out goal. Gino at walkount count. I'm gonna format blah blah bullshit journalists where they say you know they see like someone stopped at Apostol in the screen. And i think not puts people off it because i think people are just going. What's going to be too much. But it's so much more about the psychological and about the meanings in christopher andrew rise Today so good in this. I love krista fiber for more than one reason of your sleigh Is one of them. Yes i love. Peer saying like you wouldn't believe he's very beautiful yet pissing was one of them That i saw him. He was incredible. I mean i didn't really love. The main fade love..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

Ride the Omnibus

02:15 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Ride the Omnibus

"I just don't know how I'm going to get myself through this because I admire the three of you so much collectively have no idea. I'm a huge fan of your work Zoe. I loved your spit on your grave podcast that you just stood. I thought that was incredible the irreversible podcast that you did to begin with was mighty. I loved that and that gave me kind of going in this direction. I'm not used to being on this side answering questions based off. It'll be a fun experience for all I was sure. So I sent you one question based on actually Brandon cronenberg's Q&A at the London Bridge Festival where he was talking about the sanitization of violence and how he feels that the sanitization of violence is more dangerous actually than the extreme But I don't know when when you guys talk about extreme violence in your criticism and in your podcasts and so forth. How do you think about it in terms of wage? Just sending it to those people who would say that it causes people to be more violent in the real world for me. Like everyone that I've ever spoken to you that loves especially extreme horror. They're genuinely like the nicest people that I've ever met and I know a lot of people that don't like horror at all and they often can be quite aggressive people. I don't think it necessarily at all influences people. I'm sure perhaps if they're of an unstable mind, they might be influenced by it, but I thought anyone could be it could be anything that influences you could be something you see on the news violence and awful things happen in the news every day, and they're constantly reported about off. That could influence someone but I don't know. I think that most of us that like extreme violence is actually more of a an outlet and you'll find that often require opposite. Yeah, I agree completely..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:50 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on KCRW

"Next contracts have won. The target is the CEO of the largest operation in the U. S. Will be binding to Colin Tate Can't afford any mistakes on this one. You know what she's done to me sometimes. Small fault. So this is control. Nick's okay, Whitney. What's that about this movie? So possessor. It's a science fiction movie, And the premise is Andrea Risebrough plays an assassin for some shadowy government organization, which is run by Jennifer Jason Leigh. And they have developed a technology that allows her to essentially remotely shunned her consciousness into other people. She takes possession of their bodies and then does her assassin job. Meaning and some innocent has now been the perpetrator of the assassination. This sounds like ah, wonderful premise for some schlocky straight to video movie in the 19 nineties, but Rendon. Cronenberg is not interested so much in the plot or the mechanics as he is with the bodily horror of it. The idea of occupying another person's body. And how Ah, the enterprise borrows characters. Sense of identity begins to dissolve very quickly over the course of doing these jobs. Over the course of the movie. She takes possession of a man played by Christopher Abbott, and she has to study him. She has to figure out how to behave like him before she takes possession of his body. And then once she's in his body. Begins to wonder who she is anymore. His consciousness starts to poke through and it becomes this really kind of Psychedelic phantasmagoria of confusion and identity crisis and how your body might be falling apart. Brandon Cronenberg is clearly interested in the same kind of body horror that David Cronenberg's father was interested in, and we get a lot of that, especially when it comes to the main characters. Sexuality. She is a woman in a man's body. On. There's a lot of questioning as to what your true identity is. But at the end of it, we learned that Brendan Cronenberg is much more interested in his style. He makes a very stylized film. On and on. Lee brushes up against some of the more interesting ideas in the film without really fully pursuing them. Jacqueline. Yes, I was just going to say I kind of agree with Whitney on that in the sense that there's a lot of balls up in the air by the town. We get into the third act, and I remember as we were approaching it. I was like they're not going to be able to land all of these with the amount of time that I think is left in the film. But I'm actually okay with it because of the journey that they took us on as they were coming through. It's really what's interesting is something that would seem very science fiction. Very sort of like high fantasy. It really lives in this character study of of this woman's mind and the mind of the people of the person that she is possessing in this case, the Christopher Abbott character, and that is really where the most interesting part of the narrative happen until the third act in which some other character personalities become more president. The narrative and so I think it's actually very interesting where this film decided to go. And the thing I'm most intrigued about. The most thing I'm treat about as faras. Brandon Cronenberg, as far as a director is that he I think is very committed to one not being predictable, but more importantly, just exploring what he wants, no matter what the framework which I thought was very sort of brave choice in a very interesting choice. All right, the movie's called possessor. Now we're going to move on to something a lot different. It's called the war with Grandpa. And its stars Robert De Niro, playing a grandpa who moves into his daughter's home and has some trouble with his grandson. Here's a clip from the trailer. How's.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

03:46 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on KCRW

"Hey, Whitney. Hello. Thank you for having me great to have you too. Our first film today is called Yellow Rose. It's from writer director Diane Para gas and it's about a young Filipino woman in small town, Texas with big dreams of becoming a country music star. And here's some from the trailer loved country music. When I was little room, let me hear you scared on themselves. Reside with other residents. Right, Jacqueline, what's happening there? Yes. So yellow Rose is a musical in every sense of the word without necessarily large musical numbers and its stars. Some Broadway elites, including Lius Langa and Eva Noble Zada Hope I'm saying that correct, but she stars in the lead roles. She is our yellow Rose. And, Yeah, it's a young teenage girl. She's going into her senior year, and her mother is deported and she has to make the choice between Trying to stay in Texas is maybe a doctor, recipient or undocumented and maybe follow her dreams as the country music star or go back to Manila with her mother, and it really is a coming of age tale in these really difficult circumstances that a lot of young Americans face and it has this very interesting Texas tent to it, because, although we've seen plenty of immigrant stories like this, I think before by placing it in this sort of South Texas identity with the South Asian lead. It really gives a completely different flavor that feels very modern, but completely authentic, and you liked it. Oh, yes. Sorry. I should put that in there. That is very enjoyable Movie with the performance of Eva at the center of it, which I really particularly enjoyed. All right, Whitney, would you think I agree. This is a really terrific film. I appreciate how sort of raw and immediate it is. This is not just about Ah young woman who's coming of age under really difficult circumstances and a generic sort of way. It's very up to the minute. It's about how her mother is being deported and is going through the current American deportation process, and we get to see a little bit of Texas camp and how difficult it is for her to witness her mother in that position. It also subverts a lot of common coming of age tropes. She falls in with the Dale Watson character. He takes her in Heat. It looks after her, and for a few moments, it looks like everything is going to be okay at the hands of this man who is just sort of taking care of her. But there comes a scene in the movie where she kind of confronts him about that asks what is our relationship in my kind of your daughter now, and he actually just looks you right in the eye and says, No, That's not our relationship. You have to do this on your own. And that adds sort of rawness to this film that gives it a little bit more character and a little bit more texture. So it's not a predictable film. Follow your dreams and all will be well. Definitely not. They definitely present that there's hard choices out there. And it's so great that when he brought up that scene with Dale Johnson because it really is rob, but more importantly, I think it prevents the film from falling into the trope of a white savior. This is a girl that is making literally her own choice is probably for the first time in her life because of the beginning of the film. She's very much beholden to her mother, and she wrestles with that, and you get to see a young adult sort of like comes to grips with her reality slowly Okay up. Next we have a SciFi horror film called Possessor. Written and directed by Brandon Cronenberg, son of David Cronenberg, who has done a lot of horror and horrifying movies. Here's a clip from the trailer. Our.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

08:15 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Find out how to get this new album David Rosen. So check that out and I hope you enjoyed our album commentary episode song played last week. We got another special episode coming up after this possessor episode and and we'll probably be onto just mostly movies again for quite a while, but I'll always be leaving you with music at the end of every episode and there's more music in the works for another album. So lots of that coming soon and lots more movies to cover page. So let's get into possessor. All right. So join us today, we've got Josh Bell coming back to the podcast to talk about a weird one dog. Be a lot of fun to talk about but Josh, how you doing? I'm doing all right, how are you? I am great. I am looking forward to talking about this movie This is the the the last recording session before I turned forty. How about that? Wow, well, happy birthday to you. Then. This will go up after so you're late and sing Happy Birthday to whatever else so possessor. Was this something you were you were looking forward to ahead of time. Yeah. I mean, I know it had been at Sundance and had gotten a lot of good response from from critics and from viewers there. So that kind of put it on my radar and I haven't I didn't see Brandon cronenberg's first movie antiviral, but I I like David Cronenberg a lot and I know that this movie I think as well as antiviral. Both of them had been compared to David Cronenberg work and and David Cronenberg has wage. Have semi retired at this point he hasn't made a movie in a while. So I mean in that sense. I was looking forward to it also kind of carrying on that that Legacy or whatever and off on its own. It sounded like something I would like I'd seen those those good reviews. So I was looking forward to it. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely and it is interesting when a filmmaker like wage pretty clearly is following in the footsteps of a parent or something like that and not trying to you know hide that at all because it does seem to be you know, at least somewhat in the same realm as his father dead. Right and I haven't looked up any, you know interviews or anything like that and whether he's he's shy about talking about his dad as an influence, but I can't imagine that he pretends that that's not the case as a pretty cool influence to have right. I mean, it's not obviously David Cronenberg is a is a major filmmaker and has made tons of great movies and there are plenty of other filmmakers in. By him who are not his child. So certainly nothing wrong with being influenced by David Cronenberg. And this is Brandon's this is his second film and presumably if he continues make films he'll do more to establish his own voice and and get into his own realm but starting out this way is certainly nothing wrong with that. Sure. Absolutely. Well, why don't we jump into some puzzle pieces? What do you got for your first one for possessor? Well, since we're talking about David Cronenberg, I feel like I could have named a number of David Cronenberg movies here, but I settled on existenz wage, which is another also features Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays this sort of game designer. It's got like a virtual reality element, which there's a big favor here in possessor with the job that Colin has where he puts on these goggles and spies on people's lives sure and that's a whole virtual reality world, but it also off, Wolves people taking on different identities sort of within this game and losing track of what their identity actually is and there's a lot of plugging things into one's body like we are in this movie. I mean the opening scene is that's one of the first things that we see and a lot of that which was a common dog and bird theme and a lot of his movies is the technology interacting with human flesh. And so I think that movie probably out of all his films is the one that connects mode closely to this one. Yeah. I've only seen it once like way back when it first came out. I really want to kind of go back to it because it seems like something I would really love and I don't really remember it that well, I'm much more familiar with his last few films Cronenberg. But yeah, definitely that whole like going into you know other personas and the whole kind of technological horror game Aspect of it and I do love that about the the technology in this movie how it all kind of has even though it's such high sci-fi. It kind of is tied back to back almost an old feeling technology with a lot of like gears and tubes and you know, all kinds of stuff like that, right? There's that mix where this movie seems to take place in the future, but also maybe change some kind of alternate past and you don't really know exactly when it is and that's it contributes to that unsettling feeling of the story. Sure. Yeah. No, I like that a life. Like you said it definitely adds to that that unsettling feeling of not like knowing where where this could potentially be within the timeline of you know, Humanity or whatever read off. All right, I'll jump into my first piece. I'm going to combine two movies here which one of which this is a first for me. I'm going to do a movie. I haven't seen yet, but I'm going to combine Christopher off. Lens Inception and tenant, of course. I haven't seen tennis. Yeah, I know you got to see it at the drive-in. I've not ventured out yet. But he does have a knack though for combining these, you know would be just straight up kind of spy Thriller kind of movies with some kind of high-concept sci-fi and really that's what we're what we have here a possessor except for a much much more violent version and a lot weirder version as well depending on your definition of weird, but I definitely think that this qualifies but still, you know, it is when it comes down to it kind of a spy story, you know, or an assassin story or Espionage or whatever and mixed with all that kinds of crazy the new technology. Yeah. I had Inception on my list too and and having seen tenant I think it's it's it's a little similar but Inception is is much closer. I think to this especially wage. Okay, kind of corporate takeover angle that both of these have going where that's the motivation for this weird sci-fi thing and ultimately especially I think in possessor that aspect of the story is really not important at all. Right? It's really about these characters and the way their identities are bleeding together and whatever and the idea of I mean they talk about at one point or Jennifer Jason Leigh's character talks about the guy who's who's hired them for this job and we never even meet him. He never even show up on screen. So it's it's not even it's not important at all. But and I think with Inception to its sort of this pretext to get those characters into this crazy dream world, and then it's not really that important what they're I can live and tell you what their initial like mission in Inception was anymore. Oh, yeah. No, I absolutely no idea and I think Inception also kind of takes almost a like a video game approach to it. Well, I guess with existence, you know, you also have the video game aspect. Yeah, but but this is a little bit more it strangely action movie. I wasn't expecting that going into it. But I think it kind of goes a little more in that direction. Yeah. I mean, I think this movie possessor has been billed as a horror movie and that may be because David Cronenberg is known as a horror director and this is being connected to him. But to me, this was far more of like a sci-fi movie just with like a.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

08:35 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"One. I'm now forty. So I'm recording this before I turn forty. So it's weird to say I am forty. I'm forty-five days. But yeah, no, I'm fifty now at the time you're hearing this. So hey everybody. I'm forty and I just released a new album again. I haven't done it yet. It comes out this weekend and I am very excited about it. It's called David Rosen and I promise I won't be plugging away at it for months and to come but at least for the next couple of weeks. I'm going to keep telling you about it. The new album David Rosen features, 6:15 new songs. And if you've been a fan of this show for a while you here I always play pieces of my music at the end of show. So you kind of already know what my music sounds like but this album I truly believed Is the best thing I've put out and I really want people to check it out. There's a new music video called multiply. That's out right now on my YouTube channel. And of course on my website by David Rosen. Com, which is also where you could find out how to get this new album David Rosen. So check that out and I hope you enjoyed our album commentary episode song played last week. We got another special episode coming up after this possessor episode and and we'll probably be onto just mostly movies again for quite a while, but I'll always be leaving you with music at the end of every episode and there's more music in the works for another album. So lots of that coming soon and lots more movies to cover page. So let's get into possessor. All right. So join us today, we've got Josh Bell coming back to the podcast talk about a weird one dog. Be a lot of fun to talk about but Josh, how you doing? I'm doing all right, how are you? I am great. I am looking forward to talking about this movie This is the the last recording session before I turned forty. How about that? Wow, well, happy birthday to you. Then. This will go up after so you're late and sing Happy Birthday to whatever else so possessor. Was this something you were you were looking forward to ahead of time. Yeah. I mean, I know it had been at Sundance and had gotten a lot of good response from from critics and from viewers there. So that kind of put it on my radar and I haven't I didn't see Brandon cronenberg's first movie antiviral, but I I like David Cronenberg a lot and I know that this movie I think as well as antiviral. Both of them had been compared to David Cronenberg work and and David Cronenberg has wage. Have semi retired at this point he hasn't made a movie in while. So I mean in that sense. I was looking forward to it also kind of carrying on that that Legacy or whatever and off on its own. It sounded like something I would like I'd seen those those good reviews. So I was looking forward to it. Yeah. Yeah, absolutely and it is interesting when a filmmaker like wage pretty clearly is following in the footsteps of a parent or something like that and not trying to you know hide that at all because it does seem to be you know, at least somewhat in the same realm as his father dead. Right and I haven't looked up any, you know interviews or anything like that and whether he's he's shy about talking about his dad as an influence, but I can't imagine that he pretends that that's not the case as a pretty cool influence to have right. I mean, it's not obviously David Cronenberg is a is major filmmaker and has made tons of great movies and there are plenty of other filmmakers in. By him who are not his child. So certainly nothing wrong with being influenced by David Cronenberg. And this is Brandon's this is his second film and presumably if he continues make films he'll do more to establish his own voice and get into his own realm but starting out this way is certainly nothing wrong with that. Sure. Absolutely. Well, why don't we jump into some puzzle pieces? What do you got for your first one for possessor? Well, since we're talking about David Cronenberg, I feel like could have named a number of David Cronenberg movies here, but I settled on existenz wage, which is another also features Jennifer Jason Leigh who plays this sort of game designer. It's got like a virtual reality element, which there's a big favor here in possessor with the job that Colin has where he puts on these goggles and spies on people's lives sure and that's a whole virtual reality world, but it also off, Wolves people taking on different identities sort of within this game and losing track of what their identity actually is and there's a lot of plugging things into one's body like we are in this movie. I mean the opening scene is that's one of the first things that we see and a lot of that which was a common dog and bird theme and a lot of his movies is the technology interacting with human flesh. And so I think that movie probably out of all his films is the one that connects mode closely to this one. Yeah. I've only seen it once like way back when it first came out. I really want to kind of go back to it because seems like something I would really love and I don't really remember it that well, I'm much more familiar with his last few films Cronenberg. But yeah, definitely that whole like going into you know other personas and the whole kind of technological horror game Aspect of it and I do love that about the the technology in this movie how it all kind of has even though it's such high sci-fi. It kind of is tied back to back almost an old feeling technology with a lot of like gears and tubes and you know, all kinds of stuff like that, right? There's that mix where this movie seems to take place in the future, but also maybe change some kind of alternate past and you don't really know exactly when it is and that's it contributes to that unsettling feeling of the story. Sure. Yeah. No, I like that a life. Like you said it definitely adds to that that unsettling feeling of not like knowing where where this could potentially be within the timeline of you know, Humanity or whatever read off. All right, I'll jump into my first piece. I'm going to combine two movies here which one of which this is a first for me. I'm going to do a movie. I haven't seen yet, but I'm going to combine Christopher off. Lens Inception and tenant, of course. I haven't seen tennis. Yeah, I know you got to see it at the drive-in. I've not ventured out yet. But he does have a knack though for combining these, you know would be just straight up kind of spy Thriller kind of movies with some kind of high-concept sci-fi and really that's what we're what we have here a possessor except for a much more violent version and a lot weirder version as well depending on your definition of weird, but I definitely think that this qualifies but still, you know, it is when it comes down to it kind of a spy story, you know, or an assassin story or Espionage or whatever and mixed with all that kinds of crazy the new technology. Yeah. I had Inception on my list too and and having seen tenant I think it's it's a little similar but Inception is much closer. I think to this especially wage. Okay, kind of corporate takeover angle that both of these have going where that's the motivation for this weird sci-fi thing and ultimately especially I think in possessor that aspect of the story is really not important at all. Right? It's really about these characters and the way their identities are bleeding together and whatever the idea of I mean they talk about at one point or Jennifer Jason Leigh's character talks about the guy who's who's hired them for this job and we never even meet him. He never even show up on screen. So it's not even it's not important at all. But and I think with Inception to its sort of this pretext to get those characters into this crazy dream world, and then it's not really that important what they're I can live and tell you what their initial like mission in.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

Piecing It Together Podcast

08:34 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on Piecing It Together Podcast

"Number one I'm now forty. So I'm recording this before I turned forty. So it's weird to say I am forty I'm forty guys but yeah, no, I'm forty. Now at the time you're hearing this. Hey everybody forty and I just released a new album. Again, I haven't done it yet. It comes out this weekend and I am very excited about it. It's called David. Rosen and I promise I won't be plugging away at it for months and months to come. But at least for the next couple of weeks, I'm going to keep telling you about it. The new album David, Rosen features sixteen new songs, and if you've been a fan of this show for a while. You hear I always play pieces of my music at the end of the show. So you kind of already know what my music sounds like. But this album I truly believe is the best thing I've put out and I really want people to check it out. There's a new music video called multiply. That's out right now youtube channel, and of course, on my website by David Arisen dot com, which is also could find out how to get this new album David Rosen. So Check that out and Hope you enjoyed our album commentary episode that played last week we got another special episode coming up after this possessor episode, and we'll probably be on to just mostly movies again for quite awhile but I'll always believe with music at the end of every episode and there's more music in the works for another album so. Lots of that coming soon and lots more movies to cover. So let's get into possessor. All right. So join us today we've got Josh Bell coming back to the podcast to talk about a weird one. That should be a lot of fun to talk about but Josh how you doing I'm doing. All right. How are you? I am great. I am looking forward to talking about this movie. This is the. Last recording session before I turned forty. How about that? Well happy birthday to you that. This will go up after so you're late and sang happy birthday to whatever. So possessor. was. This something you were you're looking forward to ahead of time. Yeah. I mean I know it had been at Sundance and it had gotten a lot of good response. From critics and from viewers there. So that kind of put it on my radar and I haven't I didn't see Brandon Cronenberg's first movie antiviral buying I like David Kronenbourg a lot and I know they're this movie I think as well as antiviral both of them had been compared to David, Cronenberg work, and David Cronenberg has kind of semiretired at this point. He hasn't made a awhile. So I, mean, in that sense I was looking forward to it also kind of carrying on that that legacy or whatever, and on its own. It sounded like something I would like I seen those those good reviews. So I was looking forward to it. Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely and it it is interesting when filmmaker like pretty clearly is following in the footsteps of apparent or something like that and not trying to you know hide that at all because he does seem to be at least somewhat in the same Rama's father right and I haven't looked any interviews or anything like that and whether he's he's shy about talking about his dad is an influence but I can't imagine that he pretends that that's not the case as a pretty cool influence to have right I mean. Obviously David Cronenberg is a is a major filmmaker and has made tons of great movies and there are plenty of other filmmakers influenced by him who are not his child. So certainly nothing wrong with being influenced by David. Kronenbourg and this is brandon. This is his second film, and presumably if he continues making films, he'll do more to establish his own voice and get into his own realm but starting out this way is certainly nothing wrong with that. Sure absolutely. Well, Why don't we jump in and get into some puzzle pieces? What do you got for Your First One for possessor? Well, since we're talking about David Kronenbourg I feel like I could have named a number of David Cronenberg movies here but I settled on existential, which is another also features Jennifer, Jason Leigh who plays this sort of game designer. It's got like a virtual reality element, which there's a bit of here in possessor with the job that Colin has where he puts on these goggles and spies on people's lives cure, and that's a whole virtual reality world, but it also involves people. On different identities. Sort of within this game and losing track of what their identity actually is, and there's a lot of plugging things into one's body like we are animist movie. The. Opening scene is that's one of the first things that we see and. that. which was a common David Cronenberg theme in a lot of his movies is the technology interacting with human flesh and So I think that movie probably out of all his films is the one that connects most closely to this one. Yeah I've only seen it once way back when it first came out I, really want to kind of go back to it because it seems like something I would really love and I don't really remember it that well I much more familiar with his last few films Kronenbourg but Yeah. Definitely that whole like going into other personas and the whole kind of technological horror aspect of it and I do. Love that about the technology in this movie how it all kind of has even at such high Sifi it kind of is tied back to almost an old feeling technology with a lot of gears and tubes and all kinds of stuff like that. Right. There's that mix where this movie seems to take place in the future but also may be in some kind of alternate past and you don't really know exactly when. It is and that's Y- contributes to that unsettling feeling of the story. Sure Yeah I like that. Like you say it definitely adds to that. That unsettling feeling of not knowing where where this could potentially be within the timeline of you know humanity or whatever. All right I'll jump into my first piece. I'm going to combine two movies here which Of which this is a first for me. I'm going to do a movie. I haven't seen yet. But, I'm going to combine Christopher Nolan's inception and tenant. Of course I haven't seen it. Yeah. I know you got to see it at the drive in I've not ventured out yet but. He does have a knack for combining. These would be just straight up kind of spy thriller movies with some kind of high concept Saifi and really that's we're what we have here a possessor except for a much much more violent version and a lot weirder version as well depending on your definition of weird. But I definitely think that disqualifies but still. It is when it comes down to it kind of spy story. Or assassin story or espionage, or whatever, and mixed with all kinds of crazy new technology. Yeah. I had inception on my list to and having seen ten at I. Think it's it's a little similar but inception is much closer I think to this especially with the whole kind of corporate takeover angle that moved into these have going where that's the motivation for this weird sci fi thing and ultimately especially I think in possessor that aspect of the story is really not important at all. Right it's really about these characters in the way, their identities or bleeding together and whatever, and the idea of I mean they talk about at one point or Jennifer Jason Lee's character talks about the guy who's who's hired them for this job and we never even meet him he never even sure on screen. So it's it's not even it's not important at all but and I, think with inception to it's sort of this pretext to get those characters into this crazy dream world and Then, it's not really that important what they're I can even tell you what their initial like mission in.

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on X96

X96

05:46 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on X96

"What we have today, Sean. I'm looking at your list tonight. I heard about this first one Dick Johnson is dead, and I love the premise. Right. This is one of the best documentaries that came out of Sundance this year. Did Johnson is dead? Ah, cures and Johnson, the famous documentary filmmaker. Her dad is your dad was a Seattle psychiatrists. He's aging. He's in early stages of Alzheimer's. And so she's dealing with moving him from Seattle to New York, where she lives and dealing with the final years of his life. And the way they try to figure it out, was getting him involved in a project where they would film versions of him stay his death. From various accident, the first one in the movie. He's walking down the street. He gets hit in the head with a falling, Ah air conditioner. So so so trying to trying to deal the idea He's not gonna look, He's not going to here forever. Just like any rest of us are not going to be here forever. But and I hate to break it to you, Bill. But with one thing we're all going to do one thing all that we're going to go. One point or another is died. Um so Ondas this'll sort of faces that head on and so in between the real documentary segments of of Then dealing with do lying on the way there, handling their new life and handling his aging and the part of fact that he will be dying sooner rather than later. They staged these accidents. They they just say a funeral for him and they stage what is you of heaven would be like with him getting to be there and you know it is. It is really delightful, and it winds up being sort of the Celebration of life and rely and family, So it's really beautiful. It's on Netflix. Starting tomorrow. Big Johnson is dead. 3.5 stars Um and then the other. The other I guess you could call in arty is called possessor. It is being billed as possessor uncut, Even though I can't figure out anywhere. It was screening where it was cut. Ah, it put it could be because it's what he is all hell, and there's lots of sexy and stuff, but Um, this is this is Brandon Cronenberg was the son of David Cronenberg, His second movie and boy did that razor filled apple not fall far from the twisted tree. Uh, this is this is it's sort of sort of inception vibe to it. You have a assassin who Ah, who involved in this? Shadowy organization that what they do, is they they stick her mind inside another person. And then use that use that other person to get get get infiltrate somewhere and kill somebody. And then they pulled a mind out right when the cops show up so that the other person is happy or or or or killed themselves or whatever. And so You see this happen in the 1st 1st segment of the movie how it works, and then you you get them on their on What could be Ah! This one assassins biggest job. And she she has devil traded in a taxi company through one of one of the The boyfriend of the the daughter of the person who runs it and Things go haywire when she does, all right. It's kind of cool. Great. Pretty pretty cool, very, very trippy visuals and great performances by Andrea Risebrough and Christopher Abbott in cheesy assassin and he's the one whose body she takes over very cool like that very bloody very much for grown ups. 3.5 stars. It's playing at some of the men called possessor quickly in the parties. The Save yourselves which is a Was also from that's pretty funny a couple and Brooklyn Brooklyn hipster couple of sides. They need to get away from their screens and everything for a week, so they go up to the camera go up to a cabin in the woods. And Dina lock when that assumes they do that The alien happens and then it and they say that they're about to do it's pretty. It's pretty funny. Playing the megaplex is in a three star, um, that called Save yourself. So now you have the Gloria's, um This is a biography of chorus Steinem and now and it covers everything. Chorus flight from childhood to four years ago, and it covered like 80 years of her life or 35 80 years of her life, Onda course she's told 18 86, and she's still going strong. Um, the the cool part here is is Instead of trying to They get four different actors to play Gloria, different parts of her life with the girl of the scene as a young woman, played by at least two of the candor and then as an older woman played by Julianne Moore. Perfect. She just puts the glasses on and she she's there, and I'm freeing pretty much she's there. Pretty much is right there. Andi. It's very much a straight biopic in that flight from that, and there's this great sort of framing device of this kind of Greyhound bus that all four of the for the Gloria's are on And so sometimes you get like the younger one talking to the older one sort of like, you know, did you know? Ah, imparting wisdom back and forth, and but otherwise it's pretty straight forward by okay. And and and you would like to and half hours long You wish I was a little tighter but still still worthwhile. Three stars on Where is that? Where can you see that? That's that's not Amazon Prime..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on The Really Awful Movies Podcast

The Really Awful Movies Podcast

02:42 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on The Really Awful Movies Podcast

"To see some of his later work as A. Resonated with me in the same way, Seon Sonos work did although not reaching heights. But when I first saw my persona film that I wanted To the same extent I would like to see a Brandon Cronenberg's later work and see how he works out his particular predilections in how he other deviates or sticks to the script that his. Dad. wrote literally in a figurative with the a lot of his Co. tour work. So. Star rating for me. I'm going to give this a solid three and a quarter I mean, yes a sort of roll my eyes when I talk when I see another movie that deals with celebrity. But again, this one takes things directions your four, the untapped I think in that sense, he's in good company with dead and three. Three and a quarter yet for and. Hope to have. Jeff. Back. Is My affable co host on the really awful movies podcast. We're taking a little bit of a summer hiatus, but since I've been really diving into a bunch of different horror films. Like I. Didn't even know what I would get into here this week with the just taking on all sorts of different. Till types it in Jonah's horse I'm really into it in a big way that I tend not to be in the summer as I take you usually take a bit of a break in the summer and get back. Things aren't core in the fall not. So this time of any. Hope you're enjoying the show will tackle all sorts of genre films also action as we celebrate soon, the upcoming release of mine's bigger than yours. The hundred wacky EST action movies that Jeff is latest nonfiction thome that is coming out from Schiffer publishing is currently available on Amazon. So Plug preorder yours today, it's it's a it's gonNA to be fantastic. It's Hilarious and a we shall talk to you soon. Take care..

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"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on The Really Awful Movies Podcast

The Really Awful Movies Podcast

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"brandon cronenberg" Discussed on The Really Awful Movies Podcast

"Impulses. This one carries that concede to the next level where the closeness is brought into biological proximity through colds and other viruses. So you can actually go and. Hiccup and were guests contract you one more would more accurately say that say a herpes simplex or a some kind of infection of some sort or some you know biological. Vector from a celebrity and. I guess the the protagonist is a sid marshes in employees the low Lucas. Clinic. Is the US has the very sickly and hail visage mean of one Caleb Landry Jones who was a terrific actor who would've thought would've made an incredible axl rose if anyone decides to green light a guns and roses bio pic. Anyway that's I casting a suggestion if anyone wants to take it and run with it. But now sit march is rather unscrupulous character. Who is? Sneaking out and using his own body is a kind of an incubator from this bespoke clinic and taking the the pathogens. Selling on the black market. So it's a really interesting idea and to the extent it works or doesn't is what I think has been Some of the the thrust behind some of the criticism behind this film now. I was thinking. similarly, you could throw David Cronenberg's crash in the mix of a concede that W-, this viewer was founded hard to get behind the dangling participle here but. That one. For those who haven't seen it. James Spader is falls in with a group of of the enthusiasts who. Like. To marry the I, guess because Fetish. Of automobiles carrying that to the nth degree by combining lovemaking with the dangers inherent of the high speed automobile. Racing really a great an interesting idea because obviously the pairing of the automobile and Illicit sex is one that goes back to when the teen demographic really came into being post war. He had obviously, you're make out points and the vehicles could substitute as surrogate motels for assessing really couldn't afford such things and make a point served as A. Way To get away from the prying eyes of the perennials and so the meeting like a causal, the direct. Link between the eroticism of the automobile and. And young was really A. On this case, sleigh older, I guess it would be but. Really, he kronenbourg worked at all the case no pun intended of of that kind of conceit in boy was at an interesting one and I think the third or fourth. Film I'd seen in the OVA after the a couple of years later into well into my teens and again, something that fell eminently flat with me for it's. Very very like a star can steer kind of off putting end. Sober kit that's been frequently applied to Kronenbourg films, which is clinical I mean literate literally clinical here with Brandon Cronenberg's work as the Lucas Clinic divide is your brought to life. Through cinema in not the most original way as wide has been used throughout cinema but very engaging, very very by chromatic color Palette and this clinic really comes to life in stand you have the the. The foreground and background coming into an standing in short con contrary indication when you have celebrity. Faces in the clinic that everyone wants to be one of whom is Hannah Geist geist is a German for ghost. And she's kind of aid. figure onto which. I guess different. I guess you know. How would you put on? Issues, she's the blank slate into which different. Demands and can be placed. Her Fan base says she's got a large. Large. Fan Base is a young actress in there is much speculation much like in current celebrity culture but who has had what done to them In terms of plastic surgery that say again, going back to the older Kronenbourg key Lloyd can seat from like. What is it? The film rabbit and the the grotesque lab in that one but. There's speculation about her vulva that's been. It's been it is the definite article or whether that's been specially fashioned in created for her now stinking as you is this your through Netflix's, there's a number of rather gross. Has. Surgery. Shows that have come to the forefront as Netflix is developing more what you could broadly be lumped into the documentary category if they weren't such reality TV driven drek but. A Beverly Hills plastic surgeon I believe is one of them in has these grotesque characters who talk shop about their. But rather sort of business in the interview I Guess Prospective Clients Sends you get get to. I guess go through the various The psychology behind and workout their. Work out there I mean what would you say pathologies if you WANNA call it that work out there the psychology of why they're getting what they're doing and in exchange for I think discount on some of these procedures whether it's jobs or a rhino plastics or what have you. They get. Exposed ends exploited through the wonders of Netflix in being no to I guess eighty different countries that the service operates in. So the Lucas Clinic taps into that vernacular and when March is using his. Own. Body to make extra money a bit there there's it's kind of got A. Bit of world's oldest profession of vibe to it but a other critics than I wouldn't be the first to remark upon this would have touched on the vampiric elements of this. They're all very warn white pasty characters who look like they have iron deficiencies and they're. You, know frequently injecting one another with the with various serums in that. So the it's a fair comparison to make. Now. Hannah geist has also fallen ill with another kind of disease hand. There's all these machinations about how. She could've gotten that and how she. Her how she comes to her end is a plot point that the film. Dives into as a rival company called. VOL- INTESA starts to Trying to encroach on the territory occupied by the Lucas Clinic and Cashing in on US liberty of bodily of. Bodily fluids and pathogen so again Very Interesting idea that the Brandon chronic explorers in one that thinks some you UK critic said wasn't overlay original because of the subject matter once again. I guess exploring what it means to. To. To buy into celebrity culture and due to a certain extent. I. Think some of those criticisms are warranted because again with the conceit of getting to get close to your favorite celebrity injecting. Injecting virus into your skin cells it's As celebrity culture involved. If you WANNA use that term but I would say people are becoming their their own celebrity and I think it's not as it's not as ivory.

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