Posts tagged "Denis Villeneuve"

Canada Now 2017

Canada Now Film Festival

Canada Now At Curzon Soho, London June 15-18, 2017 In Cinemas and On Demand from July 1, 2017 canadanow.co.uk The best of new Canadian Cinema descended upon London on June 15th with the inaugural Canada Now film festival. Nine films played across four days at the Curzon Soho cinema, and then from July 1st (Canada […]

Canada Now Film Festival Comes to London

Canada Now - Weirdos

Weirdos (Bruce McDonald) The best of new Canadian Cinema comes to London on June 15th with the inaugural Canada Now film festival. Nine films will play across four days at the Curzon Soho cinema, and then from July 1st (Canada Day), the films will begin a national tour of cinemas and become available on VOD. […]

BFI London Film Festival: Arrival

Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland At its core, Arrival is an evocative existentialist drama.  In the guise of an alien invasion Sci Fi movie, the film is an emotional exploration of the meaning of time, memory and identity.  Many […]

Venice Film Festival: Arrival

Arrival Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg Watch on iTunes or by Laura Patricia Jones Aliens exist, they’re here, they’ve landed and their intentions are unclear. There have been countless attempts at alien movies over the years – good, bad and ugly. Upon first impression it was […]

68th Cannes Film Festival

by Joanna Orland Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) is not only the most famous of film festivals, but it is also considered to be the most prestigious in the world.  From my extensive experience, I am fairly certain that it is also one of the largest. Boasting a fine selection of films in various […]

Cannes Film Festival: Sicario

Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin by Joanna Orland French Canadian director Denis Villeneuve takes a page out of Michael Mann’s book to create the finely made action thriller Sicario. In Mexico, ‘Sicario’ means ‘Hitman’.  Set near the U.S. and Mexico border, Sicario the film focuses on idealistic […]

Enemy

Directed by Denis Villeneuve Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini, Stephen R Hart, Jane Moffat and Mélanie Laurent In UK Cinemas January 2nd, 2015 Watch on iTunes or by Joanna Orland No plot spoilers will be revealed in this review, but commentary on the ending’s tone will be given, each time pre-empted by a […]