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Favourite films – The Brood

David Cronenberg is a director whose films have often been accused of a lack of warmth and emotion, generally by people who (at best) are only looking at the surface of his work. Of his earlier films The Brood (1979) and The Dead Zone (1983) are the best ripostes to that point of view. Which isn’t to say that The Brood is in any way easy or comfortable viewing, in fact it is among the director’s most harrowing works, a scream of rage and sorrow that comes from personal experience. Continue reading