It would be easy to comment on Brandon Cronenberg’s work and noting that it has the literal DNA of David Cronenberg, creating visually stunning and sin crawling versions of twisted tales, but Possessor continues to prove that Brandon Cronenberg’s work is something of its own.
Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough) kills for a living. But her story isn’t one of a mob hit woman, but one of a futuristic mind killer in a cyberpunk fever dream. Vos works for a mysterious organization that sends her consciousness into unsuspecting patsies whose bodies she uses to take life. Never an easy gig for the mother feeling less and less connected to her family, Vos’s stakes are raised when her handler, Girder (Jennifer Jason Leigh) preps her for one of her most valuable missions yet. She must step inside the body of Colin Tate (Christopher Abbott), the boyfriend of a CEO’s daughter, and use his physical self to murder said CEO. Vos has been struggling with the ending directive of taking the life of the body she wears at the end of the mission, something that could make things difficult for this delicate job.