Saturday, January 14, 2012

Videodrome. B

Objectively I suppose Videodrome is pretty great, but from a personal standpoint it's not the best of early Cronenberg (i.e The Fly, The Dead Zone). The movie is a wild original, too complicated to explain. Think a prophetic piece about the world's obsession with television done Cronenberg style. At times the movie seems more interested in chaos than coherence, and the James Woods character developing physically (in a monstrous sort of way) rather than emotionally. But it all makes for a movie that's really pretty explosive, not to mention relevant. Only someone as smart and daring as Cronenberg could come up with it.

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