STACK MAGAZINE & APPS: FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE OUT NOW
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A word from STACK Editor-in-Chief, Paul Jones:
There’s a nice synergy between this month’s STACK cover and the February 2016 issue, Sicario, in that both showcase films by Denis Villeneuve. This French-Canadian director with a reputation for moody thrillers – Incendies, Prisoners, Enemy – has managed to transition to the Hollywood mainstream without compromising his signature style and artistic vision. No small feat.
With Arrival, an eerie and poignant account of humanity’s first contact with an alien species, he eschews the CGI overload that has become the default for this sci-fi staple, delivering instead an emotionally rich and contemplative drama on the nature of language and memory. (For more conventional examples of alien visitations, check out our Beginner’s Guide on page 34.)
Nominated for eight Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director, Arrival would be a strong contender to take out both were it not for musical juggernaut La La Land, which has dominated the awards season to date and is now poised to scoop the Oscars with 14 nominations.
Tipping the winners has always been a matter of head or heart, and after much agonising we’ve made our predictions on page 10.
Here’s hoping it’s not a one horse race.
December STACK app: your free essential digital edition
There's plenty of juicy content that's exclusive to the App for you this month when you download issue #146. Check it out: