Once a champion of consistent quality who will hopefully forever promise intelligent and challenging pieces of cinema, Villueneve's recent work is defined by a stubborn refusal to bow to blockbuster bleaching in favor of a more restrained style that never reveals itself. Instead, we have to work it out for ourselves and are uniquley rewarded for our patience and precise attention to little details that have grown thinner and more wearisome as his admirably prolific output has continued. The recent box office loss on his sequel to 1982's Blade Runner has doubtlessley slowed that forward progress, but without giving too much away his incendiary early work in Canada still forces me to hope for redemption in Hollywood and elsewhere.
I have yet to get his directorial debut, Maelstrom, anywhere. The DVD isn't avaliable and I refuse to use Torrents so as of right now this post is missing a key movie. I will update it once the film has finally been found.