Denis Villeneuve
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The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 6:23 AM

What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.

The Best Films of 2014
29 Dec 2014 // 9:06 PM

Spanning a Truffaut-indebted magnum opus to a comeback vehicle for Michael Keaton, this collection of films is an eclectic representation of 2014's best.


40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 5:59 AM

Back by popular demand! Recommendations from "40 Nights at the Movies" will keep you, your dog and your elephant glued to the couch for months.


As in Real Life, the Characters in 'Sicario' Are Motivated -- But Not Always Stable
19 Sep 2015 // 5:00 AM

Authority and outrage both go a long way toward defining the cause in Sicario, Denis Villeneuve's grim contemplation of the ongoing drug war.

Cannes 2015: Women Resist Their Masters in 'Sicario' and 'The Assassin'
22 May 2015 // 6:38 AM

Both Sicario and The Assassin tell the stories of women embroiled in conflict: in the former, the drug war; in the latter, the courts of ninth-century China.


TIFF 2016: Colossal, Pyromaniac, Nocturnal Animals, Arrival, American Pastoral, Trespass Against Us
12 Sep 2016 // 4:30 AM

Monster mayhem, aliens, Philip Roth and dysfunctional families -- it's all in a day at Toronto International Film Festival 2016.

In 'Sicario', the War Is Next Door
25 Sep 2015 // 2:13 AM

The collapsing world order is chillingly illuminated in Denis Villeneuve’s stark cartel thriller.


Emily Blunt Hopes 'Sicario' Brings About 'Great Discussion'
21 Sep 2015 // 3:32 AM

“One of the strongest themes in this film is these cycles of violence,” Blunt said. “And is that necessarily the solution — to meet violence with further violence?"

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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