French Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve is unquestionably one of the hottest directors working in Hollywood right now, having graduated from his more modest earlier works to become a household name and respected stalwart of artful, slow-burn Hollywood films.
With his latest mind-melter, Blade Runner 2049, now in cinemas, it's time to trawl back through the director's nine feature films to date and figure out how they all stack up.
Is Blade Runner 2049 the ambitious filmmaker's greatest work to date? Are his Oscar-nominated movies also among his best? And are there any must-see gems from his earlier foreign-language forays?
Diving into the director's diverse and beguiling body of work over the last two decades, it's fascinating to see how Villeneuve's style and output has gradually evolved to the point that he's now able to command $150+ million budgets for art-house blockbuster films.
It's just a matter of time until Villeneuve picks up a Best Director Oscar or two, but until then, there's not much better time to get yourself acquainted with the man's filmography and learn a little more about who he is in the process...