|||

Spider

Clothes maketh the man and the less there is of the man, the more the need of the clothes.

David Cronenberg has had a fascinating career and it’s interesting to see how he’s progressed from low-budget horror films with creatures and exploding heads to more internalized horror and creepiness. With Spider, Cronenberg shows us the world of a recently-released mental patient brilliantly played by Ralph Fiennes. Spider is a broken man and Fiennes looks as though he is only being held together by the clothes that he wears. He barely speaks or looks at anyone in the film, but he is compelling to watch. The film is meticulous with production design that captures the sense that things are just a bit off. It seems to be set in contemporary times, but time and place seems to blend together and we’re never really sure exactly where or when we are. It’s an odd, subtle film that can be as enigmatic as the scribbles that Spider makes in his notebook.
technorati tags: film, review, spider, cronenberg

Up next The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy It’s taken a long time for this film to arrive. I’m not sure if any film could live up to the expectations for the adaptation of The Hitchhikers’ The Art of Project Management
Latest posts Moving Hosts Best Films of 2018 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2018 Documentaries, Features, and Special Presentations FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2018 Preview, Galas, Restored!, and Extreme Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival 2018 Preview How and What I Watched in 2017 Favourite Films of 2017 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2017 FIN ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 PREVIEW PART 3 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2017 Preview Part 2 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2017 Preview Part 1 FIN Atlantic International Film Festival 2017 Gala Preview 52 Films by Women Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival 2017 Favourite Films of 2016 Breaking a Streak Day 8 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 7 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 6 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 5 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 4 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 3 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 2 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 Day 1 - Atlantic Film Festival 2016 - Maudie 36th Atlantic Film Festival Features 2016 36th Atlantic Film Festival Galas 2016 36th Atlantic Film Festival Atlantic Program 2016 On Set CLMOOC 2016: An Introduction to Me The Films of Arnaud Desplechin How I Watched Films in 2015