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Continuing along a line introduced in last year's "A Dangerous Method", David Cronenberg pushes his cinema towards a talky abstraction in his uncanny, perversely funny and frighteningly insular adaptation of Don DeLillo, "Cosmopolis".
Over and above its topical urgency or the bit about the misfortune of globalism, it does what this director has always done in his films: split open the head of a character, plunge inside and try to visualise the bad and the ugly things to be found there.
Robert Pattinson works mighty hard to make Cosmopolis more than just an erudite slap at modern capitalism. The Twilight heartthrob ultimately fails to rescue a meandering story hitting stale versions of the same talking points.
It's fascinating to watch Pattinson actually acting, rather than merely brooding through another "Twilight" movie, but he's as trapped in Cronenberg's sterile intellectualism as Packer is in his leather-upholstered hell.