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Auteur Theory

Sep 19, 2018

So we've come to the end of our cinematic journey through the world and warped mind of director David Cronenberg. Needless to say, we've seen some things. There were growths. There were fluids. There was genitalia growing out of places where there shouldn't be. But as we end our first season, it's time to take one last...


Sep 3, 2018

Yeah, the World. It's pretty much fucked. It's gotten to the point that even a pretty-boy millionaire can't even get across town in his high-tech/high-security limo to get a damn a haircut without society collapsing around him! This week, it's David Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's dystopian...


Aug 22, 2018

Of all the strange worlds Cronenberg has brought to the screen over the decades, the most surprising might be the stately parlours of turn-of-the-century Vienna. It's the 2011 historical drama A Dangerous Method. Nick and Chris are joined by author and artist Suzanne Steinberg and director and performer Mack Duncan to...


Aug 16, 2018

So, even when we started this season several months ago, we knew what you - the listener - really wanted to hear. Half an hour of host Christopher R. Smith rambling about the early days of Canadian television and some old commercials he found on YouTube.

In this special bonus episode of Auteur Theory, Chris risks the...


Aug 14, 2018

Russians. They exist. And sometimes, it turns out, some of them aren't the nicest guys. In fact, some of them are up to no good at all! Never has this been more clearly illustrated (well, maybe not never) than in David Cronenberg's 2007 crime drama Eastern Promises.

Nick and Chris are joined once again by film critic...