Possessor ★★★★

As with Antiviral, Cronenberg Jr. creates a world so rich with possibilities and avenues to explore that the thread he ends up following is somewhat beguiling. I can absolutely why he chose this one though; instead of simply settling for an action thriller of the mind, he launches a full-on assault on the viewer, his siege weapons of choice being wacked-out lens flare hallucinations and a pair of duelling performances that don't so much complement each other as spit in each other's faces. It's handsome and slick and often grim to the point of absurdity, and I'm getting the sense that a second trip on this ghoulish merry-go-round will make the draining feeling of inevitable evisceration even worse.

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