Naked Lunch
First screened in May 1998 / Most recently screened in November 2010
Director: David Cronenberg. Cast: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Joseph Scorsiani, Roy Scheider, Robert A. Silverman, Monique Mercure, Julian Sands, Nicholas Campbell, Michael Zelniker, Yuval Daniel, Sean McCann, Jim Yip, voice of Peter Boretski. Screenplay: David Cronenberg (based on the novel by William S. Burroughs).
Twitter Capsule: Total courage of bizarro convictions. Manages poignancy, humor, incisiveness while being off-putting in myriad ways.

Photo © 1991 20th Century Fox/Ontario Film Corporation/
Téléfilm Canada/Nippon Film Development

Not yet reviewed in full. A–

New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Davis; also cited for Barton Fink); Best Screenplay
National Society of Film Critics: Best Director; Best Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Screenplay
Genie Awards (Canadian Oscars): Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Mercure); Best Cinematography (Peter Suschitzky); Best Art Direction (Carol Spier); Best Sound (Peter Maxwell, Bryan Day, David Appleby, and Don White); Best Sound Editing (Richard Cadger, Wayne Griffin, David Evans, Jane Tattersall, Andy Malcolm, Tony Currie)

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