Friday, Sep. 3, 2021

Denis Villeneuve's adaption of Frank Herbert's "Dune" was always envisioned as two films. But even if the sequel is anything but a certainty, it's already been a "dream" for the Canadian director and his star Timothée Chalamet. 

"Simply put, this was the honor of a lifetime for me,"...

Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021

Documentary filmmaker, writer, singer, and activist Alanis Obomsawin will be honored with the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards, and Academy Award®–nominated French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve will receive the TIFF Ebert...

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

It was dawn on the set of "Blade Runner 2049" and Harrison Ford and director Denis Villeneuve were swimming back to the shore together after an all-night shoot in a million-gallon water tank. It was cold in the water. It was cold outside. And it was just one night out of a dozen that they'd be...

Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

"We're all just looking out for something real," says Robin Wright's police captain in "Blade Runner 2049."

Wright, an icy, steely actress seemingly born for the world of "Blade Runner," is speaking to her replicant detective whose name is his serial number: KDC-3-7 — or "K," for short (...

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

The five nominees for the DGA Award recognizing Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2016 are: Damien Chazelle for La La Land; Garth Davis for Lion; Barry Jenkins for Moonlight; Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea; and Denis...

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016

Arrival is one of 10 features to make the shortlist for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. If the film goes on to garner a VFX nomination, it would be the first for effects supervisor Louis Morin. Still, Morin is no stranger to industry recognition, having earned two VES Award nominations...

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

"The Prince of Darkness" was the nickname of cinematographer legend Gordon Willis, but Roger Deakins, too, has shown a kingly command of shadows.

Recall the sleek Shanghai skyscraper scene of "Skyfall," the desperate moonlit horse ride of "True Grit...

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