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    Creepy First Trailer For Denis Villeneuve’s Psychological thriller ‘Enemy’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

    A24 Films has released a full theatrical trailer Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming psychological thriller Enemy. This is the second film from the director/actor pair of Villeneuve and Jake Gyllenhall (They also made Prisoners together). Based on The Double by Nobel Prize-winning author Jose Saramago, Enemy premiered at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival, and was applauded for the […] More

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    Staff List: The 30 Best Films of 2013

    As with any year, some people have begun arguing that 2013 was a bad year for film, because of the expected glut of effects-heavy blockbusters that litter the multiplexes each summer, or because there was a lack of auteur-driven storytelling for the majority of the year. Though it is indeed frustrating that studios hold their […] More

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    ‘Prisoners’ / TIFF / Fantastic Fest: Sound On Sight Podcast #366

    With TIFF now officially over, and Josh back from Fantastic Fest, we’ve finally sat down together (after a two week break), to discuss the highlights of the festival seasons, and review Dennis Villeneuve’s family crime thriller, Prisoners. Also on discussion this week is Curse of Chucky and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. [powerpress] Playlist: Arcade Fire […] More

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    Almost Arthouse #23: TIFF 2013 recap & ‘Prisoners’

    The post-TIFF hangover has almost let up, but we’re back this week recapping the festival in full capacity with our favorites, disappointments, and most hated films of the fest. Also on the docket this week, a review of Canadian director Denis Villeneuve’s exhausting kidnapping thriller Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Joining our regular hosts […] More

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    ‘Prisoners’ is an engrossingly gruelling drama soaked in blood, grief and indefensible deception

    Overstuffed with an A-list cast, Denis Villeneuve’s (Incendies, Polytechnique) Prisoners is a funereal and often shocking meditation on what people are capable of doing for their loved ones. Permeated with savagery and blood, this is a film that forces ghastly situations on the audience which they’ve likely seen before but are hopefully not entirely numb to processing from a victim’s point of view. The drive behind what holds a family together for better or worse is showcased in painful detail. Gruesome, agonizing, and distressing, Prisoners goes for the jugular and leaves everyone wincing at the hideous view of the human condition that it leaves in its wake. More

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    ‘Prisoners’ a well-acted but overly grim and self-serious procedural drama

    As fancy as it may feel, and as stacked as its ensemble is, Prisoners is pretty much a very well-acted and technically proficient feature-length episode of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. To be as generous as possible, you might simply take out that NBC drama and insert the grimmest crime procedural on the air you can think of. Like the best cop dramas, Prisoners is compelling and twisty, red herrings planted with care throughout. More

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    TIFF 2013: Watch the Press Conference for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Prisoners’

    Prisoners made a big splash at the Toronto International Film Festival, and critics are loving the heart-pounding thriller by 2010’s Oscar-nominated, Quebec director, Denis Villeneuve (Incendies). The new film finds Villeneuve working on his biggest and most ambitious canvas to date and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman in a story which follows an investigation […] More

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    ‘Prisoners’, the latest feature from Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, releases a new trailer

    Filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is well known to fans of international cinema, garnering acclaim for films such as Polytechnique and Incendies, with the latter earning Villeneuve an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Film. Many people were thus intrigued when it was announced that the filmmaker would be taking on directing duties on a complete English language […] More