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A Dangerous Method

David Cronenberg (Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Naked Lunch) directs Michael Fassbender and Viggo Mortensen in this psychosexual tale of the early-20th-century rivalry between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and the attractive but looney patient who came between them (a vivid Kiera Knightley). There's a lot more dialogue (and a lot less icky imagery) than your usual Cronenberg film, but it's an absorbing look at the birth of modern psychoanalysis. And since it's still David freakin' Cronenberg, there's plenty of heady eros and thanatos to mull over. It's weird seeing a Cronenberg film in which mental illness doesn't manifest in a pulsing phallic object growing out of someone's forehead, but A Dangerous Method is ample proof he can pull off internal as well as external drama. 99 minutes R.