Possessor

Possessor ★★★★

As with Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg proves to be a chip off the ol' block with this very specific brand of sickly Sci-Fi Body Horror. The pace is slow-going and definitely won't be for everyone but the viewer oozes through this world of physical possession and assassination, which felt an awful lot like Empathy Inc.

Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott are great in what is essentially a dual/ singular role but it's the ancillary characters that help sell the audience of the world and concept. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean and Rossif Sutherland are each sturdy framework for a character that becomes unbalanced in the third act.

At 104 minutes, Possessor is probably ten minutes longer than it really needs to be but the pisser is, I could've watched an entire season of this as a long-form narrative. The world, the environment, the tech... it's nothing we haven't seen before but the execution and aesthetic make it so worthwhile.