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Cronenberg Craves Film Challenges, not Oscar Gold
The full story can be found at the link; it gives a nice summary of Cronenberg as a filmmaker (19 films over 46 years.) We’ve pulled out this portion to highlight, high praise from a Canadian movie critic:
“This is one of Cronenberg’s most accomplished films. I’d rank it at the top of his most recent movies,” said Canada AM movie critic Richard Crouse.
Calling the film “difficult, complicated and unrelenting in its point of view,” Crouse said it was still too early to make any Oscar bets.
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“‘Cosmopolis’ is not ‘The King’s Speech’ or ‘Slumdog Millionaire,” said Crouse.
“This is not some uplifting story that leaves you feeling pumped with joy after the curtain falls. But it is the work of an accomplished filmmaker at the top of his game,” he said.
But even if this movie is not his best film, Cronenberg’s impressive body of work could sway Oscar voters to hand him a nomination for Best Director. If they did, it would not be out of the ordinary.
In 2012, 82-year-old actor Christopher Plummer won his first Oscar for the drama “Beginners.” Inconceivable as that may seem for an artist of Plummer’s stature, his portrayal of a gay man who comes out of the closet in his 70s convinced voters to give him his “turn” to win an Oscar.
The same rationale could apply to Cronenberg in 2013. But if Cronenberg is ignored once again the world won’t find him crying in his cups.
“If Cronenberg wins next year that would be great, but I don’t think he cares about it all that much,” said Crouse.
“Winning an Oscar isn’t he driving force behind a director like this,” he said.
That priority remains evident in “Cosmopolis.”
“Cronenberg believes in doing good work, no matter what. That’s what sets him apart.” Crouse said.