Jun 222015
 


 
Director Denis Villeneuve’s SICARIO has its first official trailer. The film premiered at Cannes to mostly positive reviews, and from what I’ve read Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy, Incendies) has directed another nail-biter.

When you have a director as interesting as Villeneuve coupled with a fierce Emily Blunt, what’s not to be excited about?

Official Synopsis:

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman. In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by an elite government task force official (Josh Brolin) to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past (Benicio Del Toro), the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive.

 

SICARIO hits Australian cinemas on September 17, 2015.

Mar 052015
 

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Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s turn of the 70’s LA-set neo-noir ‘Inherent Vice’ is another richly rewarding work from ‘inarguably’ the world’s finest filmmaker. This is Anderson’s seventh feature (and just third since Punch-Drunk Love in 2002), and this is no exception to his attraction to unique projects.

The complicated and vastly-threaded narrative does require strict attention from a viewer, but at the same time it is endlessly rewarding to just relax and luxuriate in the film’s atmospheric natural high, to soak in its riches and not even stress yourself out about putting all of the pieces together. I do believe the pieces are all there somewhere, but I also believe that we aren’t really meant to connect all the dots. That’s what the surely desired repeat viewings are for. I could have done another round of this very entertaining film immediately. Read why after the jump:

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