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DP/30: A Dangerous Method, director David Cronenberg

And our “Lunch With David” from Eastern Promises

5 Responses to “DP/30: A Dangerous Method, director David Cronenberg”

  1. sanj says:

    i liked the older dp/30 – he answered more questions …

    the new one he seems like a cranky Harrison Ford type near the end. watch my movie . don’t watch. whatever.

    he wants to get paid for promoting his own movie. awesome.
    some honesty.

    probably another year till the next dp/30 with him
    his movie Cosmopolis has Robert Pattinson …yikes.
    Kevin Durand cool evil dude. Jay Baruchel – nice guy.
    and dp/30 favorite Paul Giamatti…

  2. Joe Leydon says:

    Does this dude have a portrait up in his attic that’s in really, really bad shape?

  3. Keil Shults says:


    I just discovered that you hated the wonderful, overlooked documentary, Hands on a Hard Body. Shame on you.

  4. David Poland says:

    Honestly, I don’t remember seeing Hands On A Hardbody. I googled it and saw that RT has me as 0/5 on the film… but I think that’s a mistake. I’ve rated a few movies on RT without reviewing fully, but not many. And I really don’t think I rated that one… and really odd not to remember seeing it at all after looking at a trailer.

  5. JoeLeydon'sPersonalPornStar says:

    Hands On a Hardbody is terrific, David. Watch it (or rewatch it, as the case may be — you won’t regret it.

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