3. Cosmopolis - After the disappointingly bland A Dangerous Method, I was cautiously waiting for Cronenberg's next project. I am happy that he has returned to form. Cosmopolis looks and feels like a Cronenberg movie. While I don't love all of the choices he made, I do love the ambition of the film and that all of the choices (good and bad) are completely unexpected. Starting with the casting, I was never quite convinced that Robert Pattinson can act, but it was definitely an unexpected choice to have him headline a film like this. He isn't awful, and he actually gets better as the film goes on (by the end, I would even describe his acting as "good"). He begins to revel in his new-found freedom and it's fantastic to witness. Another surprise, is the way Cronenberg directed the character Elise to speak in this sort of 40's film noir style. I didn't like it, but it was certainly interesting. My favorite scene was with her and Rob, when they coldly discuss their relationship. The dialogue is fascinating, in a robotic sort of way ("We're like people talking. Is this how people talk?" "How would I know". ). I think upon a re-watch of the film, I will fall in love with it. It's just something that needs to be seen multiple times, to really "get" all of it.