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  • Tye-Grr
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    Denis Villeneuve’s new film ‘Sicario’ will premiere in competition at Cannes this year before being released in September. It stars Emily Blunt as a CIA agent trying to take down a Mexican drug cartel. It co-stars Josh Brolin, Benecio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal, and Victor Garber.

    Hitfix has some new pics from the film that I have posted below (original link here: http://www.hitfix.com/in-contention/exclusive-first-look-emily-blunt-and-josh-brolin-in-cannes-premiere-sicario

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    Titanium
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    I don’t know why, but I get the feeling this could finally be Emily Blunt’s ticket to an Oscar nomination. It’s going under the radar at the moment but if it gets a warm reception at Cannes I can see her becoming a contender. It’s rare to have a female led film, let alone a female led crime-drama! It’s something I can see benefitting her. What with a lot of her competition all seeming to be in smaller, more introspective films, this seems to have the potential to be gritty and bombastic. It’s the apple amongst the oranges again.

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    Tye-Grr
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    I don’t know why, but I get the feeling this could finally be Emily Blunt’s ticket to an Oscar nomination. It’s going under the radar at the moment but if it gets a warm reception at Cannes I can see her becoming a contender. It’s rare to have a female led film, let alone a female led crime-drama! It’s something I can see benefitting her. What with a lot of her competition all seeming to be in smaller, more introspective films, this seems to have the potential to be gritty and bombastic. It’s the apple amongst the oranges again.

    I would love for you to be right. Her profile has also risen somewhat lately with her great reviews for ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ and ‘Into The Woods’.

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    Noé
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    Yeah! This is not only good for Emily Blunt but for Denis Villeneuve, who quietly begun to build a very interesting filmography. Personally, now it’s one of the directors I’m always willing to watch.

    Next year comes Story of Your Life! The alien drama with Amy Adams in the lead!

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I love Villeneuve’s films so far, especially the last three: Incendies, Prisoners and Enemy. I will watch anything that he releases now, unquestionably. On some level, this seems like a pretty traditional story, but knowing his sensibilities, I’m guessing it will be anything but. I love how he’s been able to get big name actors for his projects, that allows them to get a wider audience. 

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    Anyone seen “Polytechnique”?

    No glamour, no Hollywood, unflinching.

    Full talent and force.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Anyone seen “Polytechnique”?

    No glamour, no Hollywood, unflinching.

    Full talent and force.

    After Incendies, I think it’s Villeneuve’s most powerful film. It is really fantastic in its small scale, but knowing the impact of the actual events makes it resonate even more. I would definitely strongly recommend it for anyone who liked the three films I mentioned above.

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    [quote=”babypook”]

    Anyone seen “Polytechnique”?

    No glamour, no Hollywood, unflinching.

    Full talent and force.

    After Incendies, I think it’s Villeneuve’s most powerful film. It is really fantastic in its small scale, but knowing the impact of the actual events makes it resonate even more. I would definitely strongly recommend it for anyone who liked the three films I mentioned above.[/quote]

    Yes! So relieved and glad you know about Polytechnique, the film, the school, and what happened there. Even with yearly memorials, you’re one of the few I’ve spoken with who knows about this. And many of them are Canadians ET. When they inevitably say “Huh?” to me, I alternate from telling them, and wanting to smack their heads in.

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    TomHardys
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    Villeneuve has yet to fail to impress me… Prisoners and Polytechnique blew my mind. His commitment to the craft is astonishing and I love the fact that he has a distinct style and always manages to tackle different genres and work with different actors. I’m super excited for Sicario and for the Amy Adams alien drama next year! Slay Villeneuve slay!

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    ETPhoneHome
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    [quote=”Tischeo”][quote=”babypook”]

    Anyone seen “Polytechnique”?

    No glamour, no Hollywood, unflinching.

    Full talent and force.

    After Incendies, I think it’s Villeneuve’s most powerful film. It is really fantastic in its small scale, but knowing the impact of the actual events makes it resonate even more. I would definitely strongly recommend it for anyone who liked the three films I mentioned above.[/quote]

    Yes! So relieved and glad you know about Polytechnique, the film, the school, and what happened there. Even with yearly memorials, you’re one of the few I’ve spoken with who knows about this. And many of them are Canadians ET. When they inevitably say “Huh?” to me, I alternate from telling them, and wanting to smack their heads in.

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    I totally agree. Being at a Canadian University, I think the awareness is slightly higher among my colleagues, but it’s still nowhere near the level it should be. I get a sense that there isn’t as much awareness of the event just because it happened over 25 years ago, but it is still so unbelievably relevant. I think that the film itself should also be seen by a wider audience, so if Villeneuve continues on his trajectory as a director, I think it would be beneficial all around.

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    I have to admit I was kind of weary about this project, but Anne Thompson at Indiewire insists it’s surrounded by great buzz. I can see it winning Best Director at Cannes, in the vein of Babel or Heli (or The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, if like me you presume Jones’ Actor win was jointly for his directing as well). 

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    Excited to see what Emily Blunt can do in a Denis V. movie!

    I totally agree. Being at a Canadian University, I think the awareness is slightly higher among my colleagues, but it’s still nowhere near the level it should be.
    I get a sense that there isn’t as much awareness of the event just
    because it happened over 25 years ago, but it is still so unbelievably
    relevant. I think that the film itself should also be seen by a wider
    audience, so if Villeneuve continues on his trajectory as a director, I think it would be beneficial all around.

    I know!

    I hope you’re right, it was depressing to see Prisoners swept under the rug in the 2013 race!

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    Tye-Grr
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    Strong reviews coming in for ‘Sicario’, some very good praise for Emily Blunt, but a lot of notices for Benicio Del Toro as being the standout of the film. Looking forward to this. 

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