Denis Villeneuve
Features // 4 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 3 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

A Linguistics Revolution: 'Arrival' and the Politics of Language
22 Feb 2017 // 9:00 PM

After watching Arrival, the sci-fi technology we think about is not possible developments in the future, but rather, one of our most intimate and fundamental technologies: the technology of language.

The Best Films of 2016
15 Dec 2016 // 9:00 PM

PopMatters presents a list of the best films that surfaced in 2016 and impressed us with their cinematic visions of where we’ve been.

//Columns

40 Nights at the Movies (in the Comfort of Your Home): The Franchise
26 Nov 2015 // 4:59 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.

//Reviews

'Arrival' Insists on Conversation, on Communication, on Sharing Experience
11 Nov 2016 // 6:00 AM

If we're thinking in circles, maybe this arrival was always in motion.

As in Real Life, the Characters in 'Sicario' Are Motivated -- But Not Always Stable
19 Sep 2015 // 4:00 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.

//Blogs

TIFF 2016: Colossal, Pyromaniac, Nocturnal Animals, Arrival, American Pastoral, Trespass Against Us
12 Sep 2016 // 3:30 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 // 1:13 AM

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

//News

Emily Blunt Hopes 'Sicario' Brings About 'Great Discussion'
21 Sep 2015 // 2:32 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
//Blogs

Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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