It's been far too long since Antiviral and I hope we don't have to wait as long for the next Brandon Cronenberg film; loved the paced, trippy, well framed dread of this thriller. I choose to believe Jennifer Jason Leigh is playing the same character from eXistenZ years later, now long past video games and sold out to a more profitable endeavor using similar technology.
There's a compelling and darkly hilarious movie about the chaos of indie filmmaking in here, which could also pass as a contemporary take on Cassavetes' 'Opening Night' if you got rid of the first 45 minutes and the horrendous wink to camera tag at the end. As it stands, most of its merits are weighed down by its irritating metatextual ambitions.
Why make the enactors of a class overthrow movie a group of ransom demanding rapists if you are trying to say something about economic equality other than it should be considered in order to keep the carnal and erratic impulses of the lower classes at bay? Starts very strong but quickly regresses as it reveals its true colors.