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This film gets a huge A+ just for the performance of Caleb A. Jones.
Some of the A-list reviewers claimed they were bored at parts. I don't get that. I was riveted.
What I like about the younger Cronenberg is that he is far more mental than visual. David Cronenberg always relied more on visual but also mental ideas to make his points. The younger Cronenberg takes us on a trip of the mind through illness. But not just physical illness, societal illness. David Cronenberg of course did much of the same, but this is different.
It's a different point of view. This film examines the absolute bottom of fascination with celebrity. Brandon Cronenberg is following in his father's footsteps, and thank god he is.
Is it a perfect film? No. Not even close. BUT, it is important for so many reasons. The ideas conveyed are incredible, and again- watching Caleb Jones is pure acting geek joy. That is talent.
If Brandon Cronenberg stays on course, he will be one of the most important new filmmakers.
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