Tag: Denis Villeneuve

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Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

Setting the stage for what the Oscar nominations might look like, the Directors Guild announced the nominations for the 2021 year. Leading the pack is Jane Campion, who was the critical darling so far this awards season. Close behind has to be Denis Villeneuve and Steven Spielberg, who have both been much talked about. Kenneth Branagh and his film “Belfast” will likely be more … Read More Oscars Watch: 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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Oscars Watch: 11th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards

The Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts announced all their International Award winners. Who should win for Best Picture but the critical darling “The Power of the Dog.” Benedict Cumberbatch and Kodi Smit-McPhee also won for their performances, but Jane Campion missed out for Best Direction and Screenplay. Nicole Kidman and Aaron Sorkin were both awarded for “Being the Ricardos” while Judi Dench … Read More Oscars Watch: 11th Annual Australian Academy of Cinema & Television Arts International Awards

New Trailer: Dune — Official Trailer #1

DUNE Release Date: December 18, 2020Directed by: Denis VilleneuveStudio: Warner Bros. Pictures Synopsis: Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s science fiction novel, about the son of a noble family entrusted with the protection of the most valuable asset and most vital element in the galaxy. Starring: Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya Coleman, David Dastmalchian, … Read More New Trailer: Dune — Official Trailer #1

2018 Oscars Challenge: [35] “Blade Runner 2049” – 5 Nominations

Director: Denis Villeneuve Producers: Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Bud Yorkin, & Cynthia Sikes Yorkin Writers: Hampton Fancher & Michael Green Cinematography: Roger A. Deakins Composer: Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Release Date: October 6, 2017 Run-time: 163 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: In 2049, three decades after original blade runner Rick Deckard went missing, LAPD officer K is tasked with eliminating older, … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge: [35] “Blade Runner 2049” – 5 Nominations

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Rest In Peace, Jóhann Jóhannsson: (1969-2018)

JÓHANN JÓHANNSSON September 19, 1969 – February 9, 2018 (age 48) Cause of Death: Currently unknown Easily one of the most promising composers in the last few decades, Jóhann Jóhannsson was growing more synonymous with awards worthy original score with every new film that he composed for. Originally from Iceland, the first stretch of his career is working in Icelandic and then UK films. … Read More Rest In Peace, Jóhann Jóhannsson: (1969-2018)

New Trailer: “2036: Nexus Dawn” – A Blade Runner 2049 Short

BLADE RUNNER 2049: “2036: Nexus Dawn” (short) Synopsis: FROM COLLIDER: “Collider is happy to exclusively premiere a Blade Runner 2049 prequel short film “in-world” piece that explains what happened in the world of Blade Runner between the first movie, set in 2019, and this sequel, set in 2049. The short film “Nexus: 2036” takes place in the year 2036 and revolves around Jared Leto’s … Read More New Trailer: “2036: Nexus Dawn” – A Blade Runner 2049 Short

New Trailer: Blade Runner 2049 – Official International TV Spot #1

BLADE RUNNER 2049 Synopsis: Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, … Read More New Trailer: Blade Runner 2049 – Official International TV Spot #1

New Trailer: Blade Runner 2049 – Official Trailer #1

BLADE RUNNER 2049 || The sequel to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner finally gets a trailer today. Blade Runner was set in 2019, just a few years from now. And even though the flying cars and artificial intelligence are not quite where the film promised we would be, Blade Runner 2049 brings us back to that future world, with Ryan Gosling picking up where Harrison … Read More New Trailer: Blade Runner 2049 – Official Trailer #1

Proof Archive: Arrival (2016)

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Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

DAMIEN CHAZELLE “La La Land” (Lionsgate) GARTH DAVIS “Lion” (The Weinstein Company) BARRY JENKINS “Moonlight” (A24) KENNETH LONERGAN “Manchester by the Sea” (Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions) DENIS VILLENEUVE “Arrival” (Paramount Pictures) OUTSTANDING DIRECTORIAL ACHIEVEMENT OF A FIRST-TIME FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR FOR 2016 GARTH DAVIS “Lion” (The Weinstein Company) KELLY FREMON CRAIG “The Edge of Seventeen” (STX Entertainment) TIM MILLER “Deadpool” (Twentieth Century Fox) NATE PARKER “The … Read More Oscars Watch: 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Award Nominees

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2016 Oscars Challenge: [20] “Sicario” – 3 nominations

“SICARIO” {click each category for individual look} // Produced by Basil Iwanyk, Thad Luckinbill, Trent Luckinbill, Edward McDonnell, and Molly Smith // Directed by Denis Villeneuve // // Dated Viewed: Saturday, January 30th, 2016 // BLU-RAY //  22 films – 30 days //

Quick Review: Enemy (2014)

ENEMY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 27, 2014 The doppelganger storyline has never been more intense or more confusing than in director Denis Villeneuve’s latest film, “Enemy”. In “Prisoners”, Villeneuve directed Jake Gyllenhaal to one of the best performances of his career, so it was only natural for these two to pair up again. This time around Gyllenhaal plays a lowly history teacher named Adam who … Read More Quick Review: Enemy (2014)

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2014 Oscars Challenge: [24] Prisoners – One Nomination

Roger A. Deakins The Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without a Best Cinematography nomination for Roger Deakins. “Prisoners”, as you may notice, was nominated for absolutely nothing else, yet someone the enigma that is Deakins proves brighter than even the films that he steps behind the camera for. Nominated an astounding eleven times now, Deakins has notoriously never won despite his exquisite work on … Read More 2014 Oscars Challenge: [24] Prisoners – One Nomination

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For Your Consideration 2013: Prisoners

Never say never. The Academy loves to nominate Roger Deakins without awarding him and this year could be no different and “Prisoners” is the Oscar caliber film that could go either way, meaning it could either grab a few nominations and no one would be surprised, or it could totally be forgotten and that wouldn’t effect many people either. With multiple Academy Award nominees … Read More For Your Consideration 2013: Prisoners

Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)

PRISONERS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 22, 2013 What can only be described as an epic, slow-burn thriller, “Prisoners,” is a direct descendant of the dark worlds shaped by director David Fincher? With drained color and constant dreariness in every scene, the tone of the film is off the charts. The drizzling rain and stormy days may seem somewhat heavy-handed, but these choices suck you into … Read More Movie Review: Prisoners (2013)