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Denis Villeneuve’s “Very Old Secret” Is Directing An Adam McKay-Written “Dark Comedy”

One of the most accomplished directors today, Denis Villeneuve’s audacious visions make every frame a marvel to behold. Most of his films are dark and cerebral, featuring characters having an existential crisis in a complex world. Villeneuve frequently operates in gritty dramas or expansive science fiction stories with plots that explore the worst of humanity, […]

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Paul Dano Couldn’t Sleep While Filming ‘The Batman’ Due to Playing a ‘Terrifying’ Riddler

Paul Dano’s first foray into the superhero world has been a long time coming.“[I was] waiting for the right one or ones, where you’re in collaboration with people and material that excites you,” the “Prisoners” star told Entertainment Weekly about signing on to “The Batman,” in theaters March 4. “I was totally surprised, frankly, that […]

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‘Raised by Wolves’ Season 2 Trailer: Ridley Scott-Produced HBO Max Sci-Fi Drama Returns in February

The HBO Max original series “Raised by Wolves,” created by “Prisoners” writer Aaron Guzikowski, is returning to the streaming platform this coming February 3, 2022. The android science-fiction drama is executive-produced by Ridley Scott, who’s currently on the press and awards circuits promoting his films “House of Gucci” and “The Last Duel.” Ahead of the […]

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Dune Production Designer Patrice Vermette Dreams Without Limitations [Interview]

Production designer Patrice Vermette and director Denis Villeneuve go way back. They’ve been working together for close to a decade now, starting with “Prisoners” and most recently reuniting for “Dune.” Over the years they’ve brought a variety of worlds to life, including south of the border, Pennsylvania, and the interior of an alien spaceship in “Arrival.” With […]

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Denis Villeneuve Thinks Christopher Nolan Is A ‘Master,’ Doesn’t Consider Himself On That Level

Christopher Nolan was arguably the quintessential filmmaker of the 2000s, but if there’s any filmmaker who could give him a run for his money in the 2010s and 2020s, it’s “Dune” director Denis Villeneuve. With thrillers and sci-fi epics like “Prisoners,” “Enemy,” “Sicario,” “Arrival,” and “Blade Runner,” Villeneuve has established himself as one of the […]

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20 Terrifying Non-Horror Movies

It wouldn’t necessarily be accurate to call Denis Villeneuve, Lynne Ramsay, Bennett Miller, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Todd Haynes horror film directors, but they’ve all made at least one terrifying movie. Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’ve had your fix of “The Shining,” “The Exorcist,” and other go-to scary films, then why not […]

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‘The Son’: Jake Gyllenhaal to Star in HBO Limited Series Directed by Denis Villeneuve

About a month ago, word came out that director Denis Villeneuve (the upcoming Dune) was going to reunite with his two-time collaborator Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners, Enemy) on a mystery project. Now we know what that project is: an HBO limited series called The Son, based on Norwegian author Jo Nesbø’s book of the same name. […]

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Denis Villeneuve Shot Two Endings To His Thriller ‘Prisoners’

Before he moved on to big-budget arthouse blockbusters like “Blade Runner 2049” and his upcoming “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve made a big first impression with his English-language debut “Prisoners.” The film was exquisitely shot, and managed to maintain suspense throughout its runtime, leaving the audience with an ambiguous ending. But it seems like we could have […]

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Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins Have a Lovely Chat About ‘Dune,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ and More

First, I will break your heart. If you didn’t know, Roger Deakins did not serve as the director of photography on Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming sci-fi epic adaptation of Dune, despite their sterling trilogy of Prisoners, Sicario, and Blade Runner 2049. I know, I know. But Dune is shot by the more than wonderful Greig Fraser […]

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Denis Villeneuve Honors Jóhannsson Two Years After His Death: ‘He Was a Creative Brother’

Denis Villeneuve has emerged as one of the best directors working today, and one person moviegoers can thank for that is Jóhann Jóhannsson. The Icelandic composer was one of Villeneuve’s most important collaborators, starting with “Prisoners” and continuing to shape the tone of Villeneuve’s work in “Sicario” and “Arrival.” Jóhannsson even worked on “Blade Runner […]

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