• Steve G πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Έ πŸ‡ΎπŸ‡ͺ

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    Some early preparation for the upcoming Soldado. Still an absolutely immense experience, this, even on a small laptop screen although I'm so glad I experienced this at the cinema three years back.

    I'm also amused by the fact that there appears to be a Denis Villeneuve backlash right now. That's what you get for relentlessly making great movies, Denis!

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    Denis Villeneuve's most accessible film to date is, interestingly, probably his best as well.

    I find that particularly interesting from a director such as he, who became renowned for trading in such relentlessly un-Hollywood material. Yet here he is, sitting on a decent sized hit and on the verge of making one of the most eagerly awaited films of the next few years. Or all time.

    Yet Sicario shows an ability to shift ever so slightly into a greater realm…

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    Denis Villeneuve is a master of intensity.

    I can honestly say, hand on heart, that I haven't watched a film as intense and almost suffocatingly thrilling as this since Incendies. Before that it was Polytechnique. And before that it was Prisoners.

    It's not so much that there's a pattern emerging here, more that Villeneuve is that rare filmmaker who is able to create stifling tension in his films with very simply laid out scenes. Sicario starts with a very simple…