Hard to believe that we are on the sixth episode of Can’t Stop the Movies’ special retrospective on the works of Denis Villeneuve! I guess time truly does fly when you are having fun. In this episode Andrew Hathaway and I discuss Villeneuve’s English language debut Prisoners. The dark and morally complex drama focuses on two families whose worlds are shattered when their daughters go missing. Unhappy with the pace that the police, such as Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), are handling the investigation, and believing that the their initial person of interest, Alex (Paul Dano), is the kidnapper, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) takes it upon himself to get Alex to talk by any means necessary.

One of the most visually stunning films in Villeneuve’s filmography, and filled with wonderful performances, Prisoners proved to be another lively discussion. Give the episode a listen below, or you can find it on iTunes and other places where you consume podcasts.



  1. Denis Villeneuve is one of the best director working today! Really good!

    1. I cannot wait to see what Deakins brings to the upcoming Blade Runner project the pair are working on. I am sure it will be another visual feast.

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