Seen & Heard

Seen & Heard

Seen at the Movies: David Cronenberg’s Spider is in many ways typical of what we’ve come to expect from the director: a fanatically controlled portrait of severe biological and/or psychological dysfunction. Ralph Fiennes plays the title character, a mentally disturbed London man discharged prematurely from the institution where he has spent the last 20 years, since a childhood incident that the viewer comes to comprehend within the film’s peculiarly fractured framework. The

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