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Denis Villeneuve

‘Sound Bite’ of the week…

With Ridley Scott's recent Alien:Covenant dividing opinion since before it's release, it's safe to safe there was an almost audible sigh of relief when the positive early responses to Blade Runner 2049's surfaced online. With Denis…

LFF 2016 – Arrival (2016)

When most people think of alien films, it feels like the default genre is sci-fi action, where the action hero fight against the extraterrestrial species before they take over the Earth. But thanks to a short story by Ted Chiang and Sicario…

TIFF 2016 – Arrival (2016)

Britain might have fallen out of love with experts, as Michael Gove so eloquently explained this year, but for Hollywood they’ve lost none of their shine. When bad things happen it’s straight off to academia to find someone to fix it.…

Sicario (2015)

 Villeneuve gets down to basics, retaining moral complexity Sicario is Denis Villeneuve's most concentrated, compact film. It's about a US operation, unfolding over only a few days, to follow a US-based Mexican drug "jefe" back to his…

Sicario (2015)

Even before the production credits fade, a drumbeat rises. Out in the desert, FBI agents close in on a small house. Light filtering through raised windows in their armoured van, Emily Blunt leads her team on a smash and grab raid straight…