U.S. specialty distributor Sony Pictures Classics has acquired U.S. rights to Canadian director David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD, the master director’s new Freudian thriller. The film is a biopic of the impassioned and antagonistic relationship between Dr. Sigmund Freud (played by Viggo Mortenson) and Dr. Carl Jung (played by Michael Fassbender), whose professional and personal lives intertwine as they attempt to treat an unbalanced woman (played by Keira Knightley). , The film, produced by Jeremy Thomas, is certain to find a slot at either (or both) the Venice and Toronto film festivals in the fall, with an all-out awards campaign being prepared for later in the year.
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. An alternately comedic and heartbreaking tale of divorce, Marriage Story begins with two passionate declarations of love, from each participant in the impending drama. Charlie (Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman) goes first, delivering … Continue reading
The Irishman (Martin Scorsese, 2019) 1 out of 4 stars. Based on Charles Brandt’s 2004 true-crime nonfiction book I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran & Closing the Case on Jimmy Hoffa, Martin Scorsese’s latest sprawling mob epic, … Continue reading
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019) 4 out of 4 stars. Parasite, from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer), is a film with, and about, many layers. A parable about the wages of capitalist sins masquerading as a story of a long … Continue reading