Denis Villeneuve
Features // 2 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
News // 1 Articles
//Features

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.

//Columns

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.

//Reviews

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.

//Blogs

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.

Who We Are: 'Incendies'
10 Jun 2011 // 7:00 AM

As the horrors become clear, as rape and torture and death draw us deeper into the abyss, Incendies hopes to help us see clearly. It doesn't always succeed.

//News

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
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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