5 Films That Make You Feel Smart

Videodrome (1983, David Cronenberg)

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What could be more cool and smart to talk about than a film whose director was a student of media theorist Marshall McLuhan? Videodrome, and most of Cronenberg’s films, provide ample material for discussions about the media, consumer culture, postmodernity, technology…and any other number of smart-seeming things. And it’s all packaged into a sweet horror movie where people’s guts fly around and James Woods says, “long live the New Flesh.”

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