Thursday, January 12, 2012

A Dangerous Method


Here's one for the locals. Popcorn Taxi is starting off the year in style with a screening of David Cronenberg's latest, his take on psychoanalysis and sex in pre-World War I Vienna - A Dangerous Method. The film marks his third consecutive collaboration with Viggo Mortensen, his second with Vincent Cassel and his first with Michael Fassbender (so incredibly good in Steve McQueen's Hunger).

As with all of Cronenberg's recent films, it may seem like a radical departure from his early body of work, but a closer examination reveals that it's very much in line with his ongoing thematic concerns.

The screening features a Q&A with producer Jeremy Thomas, who previously worked with Cronenberg on Naked Lunch and Crash, as well as producing a number of other films that I'm very fond of, among them Bernardo Bertolucci's The Sheltering Sky & The Dreamers as well as Takashi Miike's 13 Assassins.

The screening is on January 30 at the usual Bondi Junction venue. Tickets and further info HERE.


3 comments:

Aaron said...

I've been hearing mixed things about this one, but I'm still really looking forward to seeing it. Not so much because of Cronenberg, but because of the cast - Vincent Cassel and Michael Fassbender are two of my top five favorite actors working today.

Aylmer said...

I agree, the cast is worth the price of admission alone.

Phantom of Pulp said...

Agreed! Very much in line with Cronenberg's previous work, and a favorite of 2011 for me.