(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

CRIMES OF THE FUTURE is David Cronenberg's return to science fiction after a twenty-three year hiatus (EXISTENZ was in 1999). This is not to be confused with Cronenberg's 1970 film of the same name, which had an entirely different plot. Cronenberg either kept some of the props from EXISTENZ, or used the same prop master. (Cronenberg likes to work with the same people: this is his fifth film with Viggo Mortensen and his fourth with Don McKellar.) Cronenberg has returned to his favorite science fiction trope: body horror. But this one gets more into the philosophy of body modification. Still, some of the images may be a bit intense for some people, so be warned.

Released theatrically 3 June 2022. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4), or 6/10.

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