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June 11, 2020

DEAD RINGERS

Today's Cole Smithey Film-To-Stream: DEAD RINGERS. Inspired by real-life Manhattan twin gynecologist brothers Cyril and Stewart Marcus, David Cronenberg's disturbing tale of bodily horror involves strange medical devices created especially for the film.

The estimable Jeremy Irons is damn good as doctors Elliot and Beverly. Especially dicy because the brothers share their OBGYN practice, and sexual partners, "Dead Ringers" is by no means a date movie. This is one effed up little horror flick. 

Side note, the real Marcus brothers (Dr. Cyril C. Marcus and Dr. Stewart L. Marcus) died of mysterious causes in their Upper East Side Sutton Terrace apartment, not far from their mutual place of medical practice at 420 East 72d Street in Manhattan.

Dead Ringers

Nightmares will follow.

4★s.

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