This looks good to me. Roger Ebert gives it 4 stars.
I've liked most of Cronenberg's movies. I think Scanners or Videodrome (with Blondie and a much younger looking James Woods) was one of the first of his I've seen. They were both memorable. I also enjoyed his next couple, The Dead Zone (Stephen King) and The Fly.
I recall Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis were an item around that time. One other thing I remember about that movie was when Goldblum's character notices a "hair" growing out of his body (I don't remember where) and he couldn't cut it - it was a "fly" hair and really strong and wirey. Ewww.
I also really liked Cronenberg's dark, moody, sexy, and violent Crash with James Spader and Holly Hunter. In fact, I may do something on Spader in the future. He has done quite a wide variety of characters - almost always coming across smart and / or cocky, or at the least self assured. He reminds me of me (I wish).
History was an entertaining, violent movie. Not the best, slightly predictable, but I liked it anyway. I'm looking forward to Eastern Promises.
Eastern Promises trailer:
A History of Violence trailer:
Videodrome (with Blondie(Debbie Harry) and James Woods) trailer: