DUNE – Review by Diane Carson

We’ve waited a long time for director Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, and, yes, it has been worth the wait in terms of its overpowering visuals and sound design. The technical elements do all but smother the ecological, sociopolitical critique, but it’s there in battles for the rare commodity spice, imperialist incursions affecting the native Fremin culture, and the imperial family skirmishes.

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DUNE – Review by Susan Granger

Since its publication in 1965, Frank Herbert’s epic tale has become one of the most popular sci-fi novels of all time. No wonder that filmmakers have grappled with interpreting its vast, complex story. French Canadian writer/director Denis Villenueve begins his $165 million extravaganza with “Part I.”

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THE ROADS NOT TAKEN – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Sally Potter’s lesser efforts – of which The Roads Not Taken is sadly one – are still undeniably superior to the vast bulk of movies being made today. This film is direct evidence that even Potter’s slight misfires are something most other filmmakers could only ever dream of aspiring to.

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