Denis Villeneuve

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Feb 28 2024

Dune Part Two

As David Lean once set audiences agog with the widescreen vistas of Lawrence of Arabia and the adventures of T.E. Lawrence in the desert, Denis Villeneuve takes the mantle with the second portion of his big-screen adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune. This continuation, Dune Part Two, picks up right where Dune Part One left us, and […]
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Dec 31 2016

Review: “Arrival”

Let’s talk about “Arrival”. Brought to you by one of my favorite working directors, Denis Villeneuve (“Prisoners”, “Sicario”), this sociopolitically fueled sci-fi flick might best be described at the “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” for millennials. Writer Eric Heisserer has cooked one of the most intelligent screenplays of the year, developed from Nebula Awarding-winning […]
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Nov 11 2016

Arrival

Never has the term “thinking man’s science-fiction film” been more accurate than when describing Denis Villeneuve’s latest directorial effort, Arrival. Working from a thoughtful, complex screenplay written by Eric Heisserer – whom I dismissed as a screenwriter capable only of writing middling films based upon other sources in my review of Lights Out – Villeneuve […]
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Oct 6 2015

Sicario

“You are not a wolf”, imparts enigmatic operative Alejandro to relatively green FBI agent Kate Macer, as if she didn’t already know. “Sicario” is composed of wolves, and the precarious realm in which they exist requires a certain moral flexibility that Macer doesn’t seem to possess. After discovering dozens of corpses encapsulated in the walls of an […]
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