Review: Cosmopolis (2012)

Upon waking up one morning, Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson), a 29-year-old businessman, decides he needs a haircut. Riding in his white limousine through the streets and suburbs of New York City, Eric comes into contact with all manner of commodities, not least his own innately fractured mind, leading to contemplation, suspense and destruction.

Adapted by writer and director David Cronenberg from Don DeLillo’s divisive novel, Cosmopolis is an introspective, effusive affair about Eric’s own wavering Continue reading “Review: Cosmopolis (2012)”

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U.K. Trailer For Cosmopolis

A Dangerous Method, despite its solid cast – Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley and Viggo Mortensen – and controversial subject material, failed to entice audiences in the way most David Cronenberg films usually do.

It’s a relief, then, that his latest film, the mysteriously titled Cosmopolis, seems to pack everything in – from extreme violence to obscure surrealism – that one Continue reading “U.K. Trailer For Cosmopolis”

Cosmopolis Poised For June 15 Release In The U.K.

Cosmopolis has been scheduled for a U.K. release on June 15, Launching Films has revealed.

The film, written and directed by iconic cult filmmaker David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises), is based on Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name and stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Continue reading “Cosmopolis Poised For June 15 Release In The U.K.”

EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List

In light of my recent post where I strategically picked out ten films that could be included in this year’s 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, I’ve expanded it to include another forty films I would like to see hit the cinema screens in Edinburgh between June 20 – July 1.

From Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike to Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts and Stephen Elliot’s Cherry, this list is purely a dream of mine and by no means Continue reading “EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List”

EIFF 2012: My Ten Picks

Last year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival was, for all intents and purposes, a complete shambles. Festival director James Mullighan was roped in at the last minute when the search to replace Hannah McGill went sour and the festival had a distinct lack of energy compared to previous years. Whether that was down to the poorly run press department, absurd choice of venues or Mullighan himself is anyone’s guess.

This year, however, things seem to be looking up for the world’s oldest continually running film festival. Not to sound too optimistic or anything but, Continue reading “EIFF 2012: My Ten Picks”