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Denis Villeneuve Films, Ranked (New Substandard!)
Denis Villeneuve Films, Ranked (New Substandard!)

In the latest episode of The Substandard (subscribe, review, etc), JVL, Vic, and I talked about Harvey Weinstein in ways that may hit a bit too close to home for some of our listeners (are you anti-Harvey, anti-anti-Harvey, or anti-anti-anti-Harvey?) and have a spoiler-heavy (SERIOUSLY SO MANY SPOILERS) discussion about Blade Runner 2049. As a result of the fascinating-but-lengthy chat over the various philosophical quandaries presented by Blade Runner 2049, we had to cut a section ranking Villeneuve’s films. So, after the embed, I shall do that here. For you, the people.

In the latest episode of The Substandard (subscribe, review, etc), JVL, Vic, and I talked about Harvey Weinstein in ways that may hit a bit too close to home for some of our listeners (are you anti-Harvey, anti-anti-Harvey, or anti-anti-anti-Harvey?) and have a spoiler-heavy (SERIOUSLY SO MANY SPOILERS) discussion about Blade Runner 2049. As a result of the fascinating-but-lengthy chat over the various philosophical quandaries presented by Blade Runner 2049, we had to cut a section ranking Villeneuves films. So, after the embed, I shall do that here. For you, the people. Note: This ranking does not include Polytechnique, August 32nd on Earth, or Maelstrom, which I have not seen. So, more accurately, this is "Denis Villeneuve Films Since 2010, Ranked." Whatever. 6. Enemy I know some people who really, really like this movie but, honestly, I just dont get it. Its a bit weird and abstract for my tastes. 5. Incendies Over at the Washington Post this week, I wrote an essay about Villeneuves fascination with childbirth and parenting. If I had wanted to be a bit more provocative, I wouldve argued that hes the great pro-life filmmaker of our time.* And, honestly, I dont think itd be that much of a stretch, especially when considering Arrival and Blade Runner 2049. But the linchpin of any such argument would have to be Incendies. Major spoilers for Incendies for the next two paragraphs. Incendies follows the efforts of a pair of twins trying to track down their father and brother following their mothers death. This is difficult for them, since they thought their father was dead and did not even know they had a brother. Villeneuve cuts back and forth from the present—where Jeanne (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) is traipsing through the Middle East to uncover the past of her mother Nawal (Lubna Azabal)—to the past, where we see Nawals travails. Travails that include her imprisonment and subsequent rape—by a man who turns out to be the son she abandoned. This is all obviously very horrifying and her pregnancy is a very explicitly part of her punishment; if she could have aborted the babies she would have, as we see when she attempts to end the pregnancy by punching herself in the stomach. And most people—even many pro-lifers, I think—would agree that a pregnancy by rape/incest should be allowed to be terminated. However, by structuring the film as he does—by showing us the twins alive, successful, fully functional adults with lives and dreams and desires of their own—Villeneuve pricks a hole in the argument that abortion should be illegal except in cases of rape/incest. If you are pro-life, the only morally consistent position is to be pro-life regardless of the circumstances of the childs conception: As we see in the case of Jeanne and her brother, Simon (Maxim Gaudette), a life is a life is a life. End Incendies spoilers. 4. Prisoners A borderline great film that gets bogged down in the middle because Villeneuve desperately wanted to make a point about torture being bad. Couldve made the same point and trimmed about 20 minutes. At two-and-a-half hours, its just too long for what it is: an intricately plotted crime thriller with standout performances by every cast member. 3. Blade Runner 2049 Review here. Im eager to see it again. 2. Arrival Review here. This movie wrecked me harder than just about any movie Ive ever seen. Niagara Falls, Frankie Angel. Niagara Falls. 1. Sicario Review here. A four-star film for the trip through Juarez alone. *This also would have necessitated viewings of August 32nd on Earth (IMDBs description: "Young Simone is involved in a near fatal car crash, and as she questions her mortality, she also decides to have a baby.") and Maelstrom (From IMDB, again: "Bibis life is in shambles. She has just had an abortion. And the boutiques are failing because of her incompetence, which is the result of or has led to her substance abuse."). Sadly, I did not have time for this. Maybe Ill revisit this in the future.
    2017-10-12 18:10:37


BBC star salaries: Who earned what?
BBC star salaries: Who earned what?
A rundown of the BBCs top earning stars.
    2018-07-13 09:05:47


World Cup 2018: England defeat watched by 26.5m
World Cup 2018: England defeat watched by 26.5m
The semi-finals climax was the most-watched thing on UK TV since the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony.
    2018-07-13 09:05:21


Pick of the Proms: Five stand-outs from the 2018 season
Pick of the Proms: Five stand-outs from the 2018 season
Five of the best concerts at the 2018 Proms season.
    2018-07-13 09:05:03


Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads with 22 nominations
Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones leads with 22 nominations
The fantasy drama has 22 nominations for the TV awards, ahead of rivals including The Handmaids Tale.
    2018-07-13 09:04:59


Cardi B and Offset announce the birth of their daughter
Cardi B and Offset announce the birth of their daughter
The rapper, who secretly married husband Offset in September, announces the news on Instagram.
    2018-07-12 15:37:17


Thailand cave: Museum and film in the works for Tham Luang
Thailand cave: Museum and film in the works for Tham Luang
The rescue gripped the world and now has the attention of film producers and the tourist board.
    2018-07-12 15:36:57


Miss America Swimsuit Ban Roils Pageant World
Miss America Swimsuit Ban Roils Pageant World

The pageant world is split over the decision to eliminate the swimsuit competition from Miss America. The Washington Free Beacon, which has covered the pageant closely since its early years, sides with those who believe it was a mistake for the pageant to take such a drastic turn from its roots. Let’s begin with some …

    2018-07-09 19:37:22


The Bloody Mary Garnish Gets Garish
The Bloody Mary Garnish Gets Garish

The subject of today’s A-hed in the Wall Street Journal is the Bloody Mary garnish boom—and I’m not talking about four olives instead of three.

    2018-07-09 19:07:21


Outnumbered: Hugh, Claire and six more couples who met on screen
Outnumbered: Hugh, Claire and six more couples who met on screen
The stars of BBC sitcom Outnumbered are a real-life item. Who else decided to be friends first?
    2018-07-09 00:07:22


Sony music boss: Youve got to be good at keeping secrets
Sony music boss: Youve got to be good at keeping secrets
Sony Music boss Rob Stringer: As a record company boss youve got to be good at keeping secrets.
    2018-07-09 00:07:13


Stage actors rage at audience members watching World Cup on phones
Stage actors rage at audience members watching World Cup on phones
Two women cheer from the front row of a play as they watch Englands penalty win on their phones.
    2018-07-09 00:07:03


How likely are you to bump into a friend at a music festival?
How likely are you to bump into a friend at a music festival?
Reality Check crunches the numbers on meeting people in crowds.
    2018-07-09 00:06:44


National Gallery acquires first work by a woman for 27 years
National Gallery acquires first work by a woman for 27 years
The Artemisia Gentileschi painting becomes just the 24th work by a woman in the gallerys collection.
    2018-07-09 00:06:26


Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canadas Shannon Falls
Three YouTube vloggers die in waterfall plunge at Canadas Shannon Falls
Tributes have been paid to three members of the High On Life travel collective.
    2018-07-09 00:06:22


Dame Barbara Windsor back on the BBC after Alzheimers diagnosis
Dame Barbara Windsor back on the BBC after Alzheimers diagnosis
Radio 2 documentary Double Acts will be her first project since revealing her Alzheimers diagnosis.
    2018-07-09 00:06:18


Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90
Steve Ditko: Spider-Man co-creator found dead at 90
The artist, who helped create Marvel classics Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, is found dead aged 90.
    2018-07-09 00:06:13


EastEnders: Knife crime episode of soap praised by viewers
EastEnders: Knife crime episode of soap praised by viewers
The families of young victims of knife crime spoke as part of the special episode.
    2018-07-09 00:06:09


World Cup 2018: Englands victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans
World Cup 2018: Englands victory over Sweden seen by 20m fans
About 3.8 million people also live-streamed the game, the highest BBC online audience ever.
    2018-07-08 22:14:58


Haptic gloves help blind people to see art
Haptic gloves help blind people to see art
A virtual reality kit is helping visually impaired people see art through haptic gloves.
    2018-07-05 14:06:50


Three people charged with kidnapping of Halloween actress
Three people charged with kidnapping of Halloween actress
The kidnappers are accused of demanding a $10,000 (£7,500) ransom from a star of 2002s Halloween: Resurrection.
    2018-07-05 14:06:26


EastEnders Davood Ghadami hopes knife story will make people think twice
EastEnders Davood Ghadami hopes knife story will make people think twice
EastEnders star Davood Ghadami hopes the soaps knife crime storyline will make people think twice.
    2018-07-05 14:06:14

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