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"Eastern Promises," David Cronenberg's follow up to the critically acclaimed film "A History of Violence," is getting a ton of buzz out of Toronto.  It opened today "nationwide," but of course not in Little Rock (great work!).  A.O. Scott of The New York Times opines, "The rigor of Mr. Cronenberg’s direction sometimes seems at odds with the humanism of Mr. Knight’s script, but more often the director’s ruthless formal command rescues the story from its maudlin impulses. Mr. Knight aims earnestly for your heartstrings, but Mr. Cronenberg insists on getting under your skin. The result is a movie whose images and implications are likely to stay in your head for a long time."

Here, David Cronenberg and Viggo Mortensen talk with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air. 

Andrew O'Heir interviews Cronenberg in Salon.  The film is expected to open in LR on 9/21.

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