David Cronenberg

TIFF 2014: Maps to the Stars Review

Maps to the Stars Gala From the cold, calculating, and cynical brain of David Cronenberg comes an unexpected Hollywood satire. At first, it’s jarring to see Cronenberg staging a gleefully foul mouthed and filthy comedy amidst a group of drugged up, self-obsessed, La-La-land phonies. The script from Bruce Wagner is not particularly funny, but an […]

What’s Your Take on Cronenberg?

In honour of the huge David Cronenberg exhibit and retrospective currently happening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto (running until January 19th), Dork Shelf talks to a plethora of film writers, personalities, programmers, podcasters, and filmmakers about what their favourite Cronenberg films are.

Interview: TIFF Cinematheque Programmer Brad Deane

We talk to TIFF Cinematheque programmer Brad Deane about the classic films playing for free at this year's Toronto International Film festival, how the Cinematheque sources their prints, why he feels strange watching things on his computer, which film he’s most excited to share this year, a bit about this year’s line-up, a few tidbits about TIFF’s upcoming David Cronenberg retrospective, and what films he would love to see restored so he can share them in the future with festival audiences.

Hot Docs 2013 Kicks Into High Gear

With Hot Docs 2013 in high gear after last night's opening we come back today with our biggest assembly of reviews yet. Here for your reading pleasure are a look at 17 more films playing this year at one of the biggest all documentary festivals in the world.

This Week in DVD: 1/8/13

As we dig out from piles of new releases from before and after the holiday season, we take looks at the home video releases for Looper, Frankenweenie, Cosmopolis, Dredd, Pitch Perfect, Compliance, The Words, Hit and Run, and season one of Anger Management

Contest: Win Cosmopolis on DVD!

Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis on DVD or one grand prize of a Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack of the film, a copy of Don DeLilo's novel, the film's soundtrack, and a mini-poster signed by David Cronenberg and actors Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire, and Kevin Durand!

Interview: Kevin Durand on Cosmopolis

We talk to one of our favourite people to interview, Mr. Kevin Durand about his role in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, his preparation for such an intense acting challenge, and why Robert Pattinson's height helped his sense of job security.

Cosmopolis Review

While a challenging film for average viewers to get involved with David Cronenberg's big screen adaptation of Don DeLillo's Cosmopolis holds a lot to like for attentive viewers with great acting and dialogue, but very little of Cronenberg's own personality in favour of focusing on DeLillo's.

Interview: Kevin Durand

We talked to Canadian character actor Kevin Durand about his latest role as a bank robber in the historical drama Edwin Boyd: Citizen Gangster, what it's like to play a lot of character driven roles, and about being able to adapt to filming in Sault Ste. Marie. Oh, and we asked him a tad about Cosmopolis.

This Week in DVD: 3/25/12

Your course schedule for This Week in DVD: Psychology (A Dangerous Method), philosophy (Confuscius), physical education (Monster Brawl), American Studies (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close), film studies (Corman's World), and detention (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked).

32nd Annual Genie Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for this year’s Canoscars, better and more formally know as the Genie Awards (now entering its 32nd year of existence), have been announced, and while there aren’t necessarily many surprises in what’s included there’s always room to complain about it.