Friday, May 19, 2006

A History of Violence

Director- David Cronenburg (Dead Ringers)

The best movie of 2005 in my mind. Already reviewed twice on this blog, but I thought I'd mention again just how good it is. The movie is exceptionally simple in terms of plot and character, and yet says so much more than movies which harbor incredibly complex plots and meandering storylines. Having recently seen Blue Velvet (review forthcoming) I couldn't agree more with Ron's initial assessment that this film is about the libidinal economy of violence that society thrives on.