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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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1883 Trailer: Call Your Dad, Because The Yellowstone Spin-Off Is Almost Here

Break out the bolo tie and the good whiskey glass (the one that’s not cracked), here comes a prequel to the Emmy-nominated western series “Yellowstone.” Hailing from “Sicario” writer Taylor Sheridan, “1883” takes place before the events of “Yellowstone,” which follows the Dutton family, led by John Dutton, dealing with land developers and a nearby […]

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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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‘Mayor Of Kingstown’ Trailer: Jeremy Renner Stars In A New Crime & Corruption Series From Taylor Sheridan

We’ve said it once before; we’ll say it again. Taylor Sheridan, the creator of ViacomCBS‘ hit series “Yellowstone,” has become the Martin Scorsese of Paramount+. Meaning? Sheridan essentially has carte blanche to do what he wants there now that “Yellowstone” is a massive hit. Known for writing “Sicario” and “Hell or High Water,” before he […]

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‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ Trailer: Taylor Sheridan’s New Neo-Western Thriller Stars Angelina Jolie

When Taylor Sheridan‘s name is attached to a project, genre fans take notice. The writer/director’s grim blend of noir and western tropes makes him of American cinema’s most distinctive voices right now. His debut screenplay for Denis Villeneuve‘s 2015 film “Sicario” first put moviegoers at attention, and his follow-up “Hell Or High Water” notched him […]

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Emily Blunt: Why Denis Villeneuve Made the ‘Right Decision’ Cutting Original ‘Sicario’ Opening

During an episode of the “Team Deakins” podcast released in August, Roger Deakins and Denis Villeneuve’s longtime editor Joe Walker reflected on the original opening to “Sicario” that was left on the cutting room floor. The film was initially set to begin with a scene involving Benicio del Toro’s assassin Alejandro interrogating a cop by […]

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Benicio del Toro Threw Out ‘Sicario’ Dialogue During Filming, Surprising Roger and James Deakins

Benicio del Toro earned widespread critical acclaim for his supporting turn in Denis Villeneuve’s “Sicario,” a performance in which the “Traffic” Oscar winner builds nerve-wracking tension through long silences and intimidating gazes. Del Toro’s assassin character is a man of few words, and it turns out part of the reason is because the actor felt […]

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Amazon Nears Deal for Michael B. Jordan’s ‘Without Remorse’ (Exclusive)

Amazon Studios is in final negotiations to buy worldwide rights to “Without Remorse” from Paramount Pictures, Variety has learned.The Tom Clancy thriller stars Michael B. Jordan as U.S. Navy Seal John Clark. If it closes, the pact makes sense for Amazon, which backs “Jack Ryan,” the espionage series starring John Krasinski as the titular CIA […]

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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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BFI Distribution acquires Jóhann Jóhannsson’s final film for UK (exclusive)

Narrated by Tilda Swinton, ‘Last And First Men’ debuted at the Berlinale earlier this year.BFI Distribution has secured UK and Ireland rights to Last And First Men, directed by late Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, in a deal with Films Boutique.The fiction-documentary hybrid, narrated by Tilda Swinton, was completed posthumously following the death of the Arrival […]

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