Denis Villeneuve talks about how fear can “mind kill” directors. But creating the epic Dune for cinema wasn’t scary at all — that’s just creative pressure.
Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ (Venice International Film Festival 2021) looks the part and will not disappoint fans, but it groans under the weight of its world-building.
As in all the best detective stories, the heroes of Denis Villeneuve's Prisoners are wrestling with questions much deeper than those of the case itself.
The isolation of Blade Runner 2049's inhabitants continually reinforces and enlivens their deep need for genuine connection, communal relationships, which the divisive effects of global capitalism actively undermines.
After watching Arrival, the sci-fi technology we think about is linked to one of our most intimate and fundamental technologies: the technology of language.