Jun 222015
 


 
Director Denis Villeneuve’s SICARIO has its first official trailer. The film premiered at Cannes to mostly positive reviews, and from what I’ve read Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy, Incendies) has directed another nail-biter.

When you have a director as interesting as Villeneuve coupled with a fierce Emily Blunt, what’s not to be excited about?

Official Synopsis:

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

 

SICARIO hits Australian cinemas on September 17, 2015.

Jul 102012
 

polytechnique_2009As part of my July focus on Canadian films, Sydney reviewer Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium has kindly provided his thoughts on two films from director Denis Villeneuve – Maelstrom and Polytechnique.

Andrew has reviewed a number of films from the ‘Possible Worlds – Top 100 Canadian Films list, which inspired my focus on Canadian films this month. I strongly encourage you to check out his thoughts on the following films (click on the film title to go to Andrew’s review):

Cafe De Flore
eXistenZ 
Incendies
Monsieur Lazhar 
Naked Lunch/Crash 
Take This Waltz
Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil

 

After the jump, check out Andrew’s thoughts on Maelstrom and Polytechnique.

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