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David Cronenberg
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Date of Birth: Mar 15, 1943

Country: Canada

Biography: David Paul Cronenberg, OC, FRSC is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work... (Wikipedia)

Total Titles at Criticker: 49 - You've Seen 0

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Alias Grace (2017)
Alias Grace (2017) - TV Mini-Series
Based on the true story of Grace Marks, a housemaid and immigrant from Ireland who was imprisoned in 1843, perhaps wrongly, for the murder of her employer Thomas Kinnear. Grace claims to have no memory of the murder yet the facts are irrefutable. A decade after, Dr. Simon Jordan tries to help Grace recall her past. (imdb)
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Tomorrow
Where futures are known and happiness is guaranteed by G.O.D., a mother is given a choice- her child or her perfect future. (imdb)
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Maps to the Stars (2014)
A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
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The Nest (2014)
The Nest (2014) - Short Film
Whenever a woman's left breast becomes filled with a nest of lethal wasps, it is up to Doctor Cronenberg to draw on her body. At a slim nine minutes, legendary director David Cronenberg proves he can boggle minds in less than ten minutes, leaving mankind's brain walloped to the back of its skull!
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Tales from the Organ Trade (2013)
A look into the underground world of trafficking human body parts. (talesfromtheorgantrade.com)
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Rewind (2013)
Rewind (2013) - TV Movie
Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. (imdb)
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Citizens of Cosmopolis (2012)
David Cronenberg directs Cosmopolis with a walkie talkie while he chills in his trailer. He also makes a man apologize to some guy the man stabbed in the eye.
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Cosmopolis (2012)
Cosmopolis is a day in the life of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old New York stock market multi-millionaire, as he crosses Manhattan in his customized limousine to go for a haircut. His cross-town journey becomes an almost vertical voyage, with bizarre occurrences and an authentic parade of crazy characters along the way, in a landscape that depicts the modern soul of the West at the end of the millennium (mubi.com)
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A Dangerous Method (2011)
On the eve of WWI, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for a dark tale of sexual and intellectual discovery. Drawn from true-life events, the film takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung (Fassbender), his mentor Sigmund Freud (Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Knightley), the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries. (beyondhollywood.com)
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William S. Burroughs: A Man Within (2010)
William S. Burroughs: featuring never before seen footage as well as exclusive interviews with his closest friends and colleagues. He struggled throughout his life with addiction, control systems, and self. William Burroughs was one of the first to cross the dangerous boundaries of queer and drug culture in the 1950s, and write about his experiences. He was hailed the godfather of the beat generation and influenced artists for generations to come... (imdb)
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Secret Origin: The Story Of DC Comics (2010)
A look at the history of the comic book publication that launched such legendary characters as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. (imdb)
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Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s
A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema. (imdb)
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Eastern Promises (2007)
The mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon--whose courtly charm as the welcoming proprietor of the plush Trans-Siberian restaurant impeccably masks a cold, brutal core--the family is tested by Semyon's volatile son and enforcer, Kirill, who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father. (Focus Features)
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A History of Violence (2005)
Tom Stall (Mortensen) is living a happy and quiet life with his lawyer wife (Bello) and their two children in the small town of Millbrook, Indiana, until one night their idyllic existence is shattered when Tom foils a vicious attempted robbery in his diner. (New Line Cinema)
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Documentary about the love-hate relationship between filmmakers and film critics with interviews made at Cannes Film Festival.
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Spider (2002)
Dennis Clegg is in his thirties and lives in a halfway house for the mentally ill in London. Dennis, nicknamed "Spider" by his mother has been institutionalized with acute schizophrenia for some 20 years. He has never truly recovered, however, and as the story progresses we vicariously experience his increasingly fragile grip on reality. (imdb)
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Boogeymen II: Masters of Horror (2002)
More clips from horror movies, plus interviews with other horror legends. (imdb)
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The American Nightmare (2000)
Horror films have often been more than simple scares. At their best, they reflect society's anxiety's and concerns. In this film, major horror film makers such as George Romero and Tobe Hooper discuss the creation of their films in the 1960s and '70s and how they related to contemporary events while interviewed intellectuals give their own opinions. (imdb)
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Camera (2000)
Camera (2000) - Short Film
While a veteran actor laments the state of film and film acting, a group of young children sneak a Panavision camera into the apartment where the actor resides and decide to make a film with it. (imdb)
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Resurrection (1999)
Detective John Prudhomme, a Cajun transplanted to Chicago, is assigned to investigate the savage murder of a man who has bled to death from a severed arm. A message, "He Is Coming", written in blood on the victim's window is a dark, forboding clue of his task... (imdb)
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eXistenZ (1999)
Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged... (imdb)
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Last Night (1998)
The world isn't coming to an end just yet -- there are still six hours left! During the last day on planet Earth, everyone has his or her own unique way of preparing for the end. (Lions Gate Films)
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Crash (1996)
The immediate subject matter of Crash is the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with death and the tendency to eroticize danger. Most motorists will slow down to stare at the scene of a collision; they may feel their pulses quickening and become exquisitely aware of the fragility of their own bodies. The characters of Crash carry this awareness a step further, cherishing and nurturing it. For them, a car collision is a sexual turn-on, and a jolting life-force they come to crave. (Fine Line Features)
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The Stupids (1996)
An incredibly dull-witted family unknowingly stumble upon an illegal weapons deal while on the trail of their "stolen" garbage. (imdb)
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Scanners: The Showdown (1995)
A demonic 'scanner' terrorizes Los Angeles and the only person who can stop him may not have the neurons for the job. (imdb)
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To Die For (1995)
Structured in a documentary style, the film focuses on the life of a woman (Kidman) obsessed with the dream of becoming a media personality. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
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Scanner Cop (1994)
Sam Staziak, a rookie cop with the Los Angeles Police Department, is also a 'scanner' (psionic). When a string of murders begins to decimate the police department, Sam faces sensory overload and possible insanity as he uses his powers to hunt the man responsible for the killings.
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M. Butterfly (1993)
During the Cultural Revolution in China in the mid-1960s, a French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera. Interwoven with allusions to the Puccini opera "Madama Butterfly", a story of love and betrayal unfolds. (imdb)
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Blue (1992)
Blue (1992) - Short Film
New carpet factory footage intercut with old porn creates a brief but telling glimpse into the human psyche. (imdb)
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Scanners II: The New Order (1991)
Good and evil scanners combatting when a crooked politician schemes to gain control of a major city. Scanners are people who, because their mothers had taken a certain drug during pregnancy, have acquired telepathic powers. One scanner escapes from a mental center and is hired by the politician to use his powers to gain control of others minds, and then, their actions (imdb)
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Naked Lunch (1991)
After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa. (imdb)
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Scanners III: The Takeover (1991)
A new drug turns good "scanners" bad, and makes a woman into a telekinetic megalomaniac. (Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide)
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Nightbreed (1990)
A community of mutant outcasts of varying types and abilities attempts to escape the attentions of a... (imdb)
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Dead Ringers (1988)
The chilling story of identical twin gynecologists, suave Elliot and sensitive Beverly, bipolar sides of one personality, who share the same practice, the same apartment, the same women. When a new patient, glamorous actress Claire Niveau, challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs, and madness. Jeremy Irons' tour-de-force performance (as both twins) raises disturbing questions about the nature of personal identity. (Criterion Collection)
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Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg (1986)
Documentary about the career of director David Cronenberg, with clips from his films and interviews with friends, colleagues, film critics and Cronenberg himself. (imdb)
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The Fly (1986)
A brilliant but eccentric scientist begins to transform into a giant man/fly hybrid after one of his experiments goes horribly wrong. (imdb)
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Into the Night (1985)
Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull... (imdb)
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The Dead Zone (1983)
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. (imdb)
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Videodrome (1983)
A lowly cable TV operator begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station. (imdb)
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Scanners (1981)
A scientist sends a man with extraordinary psychic powers to hunt others like him. (imdb)
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The Brood (1979)
A husband tries to uncover a shady psychiatrist's therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband's investigation. (imdb)
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Fast Company (1979)
Standard good guys vs. bad guys drag racing movie. Nice scene of the driver's view during a funny car run.. (imdb)
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Rabid (1977)
A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty, zombies whom proceed to infect others which turns into a city-wide epidemic. (imdb)
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The Italian Machine (1976)
A motorcycle enthusiast becomes obsessed with acquiring a rare classic model currently in the possession of a wealthy art collector. (imdb)
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Shivers (1975)
The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites which turn them into mindless, sex-crazed, fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact. (imdb)
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Crimes of the Future (1970)
A journalist, intriguingly named Adrian Tripod, investigates the deaths of nearly all adult women on Earth. Tripod discovers the deaths may be caused by poisonous cosmetics manufactured by a corporation that's also involved in managing an international juvenile prostitution network. (imdb)
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Stereo (1969)
Somewhere in the future, the Canadian Academy for Erotic Inquiry is investigating the theories of para-psychologist Luther Stringfellow. Seven young adults volunteer to submit to a form of brain surgery that removes their power of speech but increases their power for telepathic communications... (imdb)
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From the Drain (1967)
Two veterans of a mysterious war sit in a bathtub until one of them is strangled by a plant that grows out of the drain. (Salon)
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Transfer (1966)
Transfer (1966) - Short Film
David Cronenberg's first ever film. A psychiatrist finds his patient has followed him out in the wilderness.
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