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Arrival (2016)

I’ve always loved the English language idiom of referring to the vast expanse of space as “the heavens.”

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Sicario (2015)

I’ve seen Denis Villeneuve compared to Christopher Nolan on multiple occasions, and I think there’s some truth to the comparison.

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Enemy (2013)

I really wish that I loved Enemy more than I did.

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Prisoners (2013)

It’s strange: With Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve has a bigger budget, a more talented cast and crew, a script that he did not write himself, a new language to film in, an entirely new genre

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Incendies (2010)

Denis Villeneuve spends Incendies creating a tension between docudrama and melodrama

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Polytechnique (2009)

A few nights ago, I drafted (then deleted) a review of Polytechnique that concluded my thoughts with: “Oh yeah, and I am the survivor of a school shooting with a lot of similarities to this one, and I’m not really sure if that changed how I felt about it.”

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Maelstrom (2000)

Denis Villeneuve’s second film, Maelstrom, is a bizarre odyssey that dives fearlessly into some of the darkest corners of the human experience, but with a smirk.

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August 32nd on Earth (1998)

Given that the only reason pretty much anyone would seek out this film in 2024 is because it is the debut film by a successful blockbuster director, I will put this up front