Possessor

Possessor Uncut (2020)

Most children of well-known film directors wisely choose not to mimic the style of their parent, but Brandon Cronenberg has decided on exactly the opposite path. Like Antiviral before it, this body horror thriller about an assassin who uses mind transference technology to terminate her targets reeks of familiar, icky Cronenbergisms. This might have been acceptable if more interest had been shown to character and story development than to gore, retro-futuristic tech, and Toronto’s icy architecture. With Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, and Sean Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.