Friday, October 2, 2015

Sicario (2015)

Director: Denis Villeneuve. Cast: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Victor Garber , Jon Bernthal. 121 min. Rated R. Crime/Drama.

Whenever movies show the filthiest corners of human society, they're either targeting violence involving children, or drug cartels. Here, Canadian film-maker Villeneuve combines both, so Sicario is no easy trip. Sicario means "hitman", and while the main mystery is which character of the story that term refers to, the exquisite directing and heart-pounding soundtrack occasionally makes the tension unbearable. Look at Villeneuve's profile; he's become the auteur for stomach-churning violence. Although Emily Blunt offers a career-defining performance, I hope Benicio gets his second Oscar, and Roger Deakins' mind-blowing cinematography earns him his first ... after being nominated 12 times already.

Mo says:


  1. You nailed this one Mo. Fabulous movie. Mo Magic indeed. About 20 times more enjoyable than Star Wars Episode IV Redux. I only wish there were more like this.

  2. Thank you, Heatshock. Make sure you check out Villeneuve's other movies (I'm sure you've seen "Prisoners" already).

    Now, I need to watch "Sicario" again ...