Aroview: One to relish for those with a taste acquired for the stark, uncompromising visions of David Cronenberg (CRASH, NAKED LUNCH, etc.), this is both tender and tense in its portrait of a paranoid mind, featuring a suitably unhinged performance by Ralph Fiennes.
“An extraordinary tour-de-force… Brilliantly reimagined by the director from Patrick McGrath’s first-person gothic novel, the subtle and creepy Spider is set in the 1960s and the 1980s, as Spider’s memory leaps across time to put together the puzzle of how his current fragility developed..." — Mark Peranson, Vancouver Film Festival.
4 stars (Very Good) Spider, a highly disturbed man, having been institutionalised for many years, ends up in a halfway house. But his mental state is only exacerbated (and explained) when he revisits his childhood neighbourhood. Haunting tale that leaves you guessing.~GenXGirl