David Cronenberg making a film about the birth of diagnosing psychosexual dysfunction is as good a pairing of director and subject as anyone could possibly conceive. Unexpectedly, the Canadian auteur's A Dangerous Method
deals with the uneasy friendship between Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen) and Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender) in purely psychological terms, mostly downplaying the physical expressions of their particular hang-ups.
The movie opens with Jung meeting a new patient, Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), who seeks help for her seemingly uncontrollable need to have sex when she's humiliated. Jung has read about groundbreaking work being done by ...