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Auteur Theory

Jun 27, 2018

We here at Auteur Theory hope you're having a wonderful week and in great spirits. But if you'd like to change that, how about a trip to the grayest of England's gray, crumbling streets with a mumbling, mentally-broken Ralph Fiennes as your guide? It's David Cronenberg's 2002 downer psycho-drama Spider.

Nick ad Chris...

Jun 21, 2018

After a decade of dabbling with high-brow psycho-dramas, David Cronenberg is back in the straight-up body-horror game, and now Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jude Law are on the run. It's Cronenberg's mind-bending 1999 virtual reality sci-fi thriller eXistenZ.

Nick and Chris are joined once again by Perla Caballero to revisit...

May 15, 2018

Sex. Car crashes. More sex. Broken glass. Still more sex. Twisted metal. Sex. Based on this very accurate and apt description, you can pretty much decide if you're gonna love or hate this one.

It's David Cronenberg's controversial 1996 psycho-sexual drama Crash (and, no, not the shitty 2004 racism-is-bad-mmkay...

May 8, 2018

On this week's show, Nick and Chris take a look at one of David Cronenberg's strangest films. Strange, relative to Cronenberg, that is - this movie has nary a bursting cocoon, involuntary surgery, or phantasmagoric stomach-vagina in sight! It's the 1993 period-piece romantic drama M. Butterfly.

We join Jeremy Irons in...

May 5, 2018

Auteur Theory is back with a special Bonus episode, as we take a particularly deep dive into the work of director David Cronenberg. Chris is joined by film critic and author Hal C.F. Astell for an in-depth look at Cronenberg's college experimental films Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).

These early...