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Dora Madison Burge,
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A unique take on our fixation with all things celebrity in this Stylish SciFi/Thriller 7/10
Brandon Cronenberg is clearly looking to make his mark with a unique take on our fascination with celebrity. This is a very well polished and slick movie for a debut and he has obviously been around the film making world far more than most new directors but he fortunately hasn't allowed anyone's style to effect his own. This film is paced quite slowly but thanks to the originality of the story we're kept interested however this movie could easily been 18 minutes shorter to quicken things up more. This would have been far better as an 80 minute feature.
Caleb Landry Jones is undoubtedly a fine actor and even though it took me a while to warm to his character it was excellent when I did because his pale features were ideal for this role. I thought using Malcolm McDowell was a nice touch and I couldn't believe how many film credits he has according to IMDb, 217! Wow. The strange thing is, I can't remember the last film I saw him in as you'd think he'd be in everything but apparently not. Anyhoo, the acting is pretty good, production is almost too good for a low budget Indie and Cronenberg Jr has done very well writing and directing this. I'm almost certain that this film should get the studios interested in offering him a project or two.
If you don't mind a slow pace then this unique little gem is very rewarding. You can also watch the lovely Sarah Gadon smile (Mmm).
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