Possessor ★★★★½

Much like its chameleonic, shape-shifting set of protagonists, Possessor excels at walking along that razor-thin line between lurid, extremely gruesome bodily mutilation and heady sci-fi topicality: demonstrably practical gore effects co-exist with deliberately provocative sociopolitical commentary, while flashy neon visuals mask the intrinsically inhospitable dystopian world. In his vision of the future, Cronenberg’s character study is perpetually far beyond one’s reach, and yet that somehow feels so appropriate for a film as alienating as Possessor — there’s only hope that this nightmarish future doesn’t become our present.

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