"Cosmopolis" Review by CTV News
To the chagrin of his fans, Canadian director David Cronenberg has never been nominated an Oscar -- even with such fine works to his credit in recent years as "A History of Violence," "Eastern Promises" and "A Dangerous Method." His latest film, "Cosmopolis," could finally break that track record. Based on the novel "Cosmopolis" by Don DeLillo, this adaptation stars "Twilight" hunk Robert Pattinson as a womanizing billionaire who travels across Manhattan one day to get a haircut. That journey inadvertently takes the cold, detached man into the lives of several disparate characters, including a stalker and a mistress. Cronenberg amassed a fine ensemble cast for this project, including Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand, Samantha Morton, and Canadian star Jay Baruchel. "Cosmopolis" also shows, yet again, just how far Cronenberg also come from his 70s' horror roots in films such as "Shivers," "The Brood" and "Scanners."
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