In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. It is also the name of the new Denis Villeneuve directed crime/ mystery /drama about a ‘fish out of water’ FBI agent enlisted to fight the escalating war on drugs in Mexico – whilst accompanied by a mysterious consultant.
With something of an End Of Watch (2012) vibe (which you know is a great thing if you’ve seen the Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena film); Sicario’s main stars include Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Jon Bernthal.
Why trailer of the week? The execution that doesn’t give too much away, but just enough to get you excited, the excellent editing and that gloriously unsettling musical score courtesy of Johann Johannsson.
Director David O. Russell’s film is good and Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner are all great in their roles.
However, I did find myself not as hooked as the story unfolded – at least not early on in the film anyway.
It’s not that plenty was’t happening – and at a good pace. It’s likely that I just didn’t identify with or get especially attached to any of the characters. Things did get better, particularly at the moment ‘Edith’s veil’ comes down.
Watch it if you’re curious about the story of a con man trying to keep the upper hand and stay alive when forced to work with the FBI in 70s New Jersey.
Trailer 2 for Black Mass, one of the year’s most promising films is here.
Featuring the brilliant acting talents of Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson, to name just a few, the story of James ‘ Whitey’ Bulger, south Boston’s most infamous violent criminal is looking like something no true film fan is going to want to miss.
After seeing this trailer, what’s suddenly very intriguing is the female characters. Particularly how much denial they were likely in. I guess we’ll all find out in 5/6 months. Something tells me that the soundtrack to this movie is going to be good.
For all serious Tom Hardy fans, a promising cinematic feast is coming.
Legend, the Brian Helgeland directed film has Hardy playing two characters. Namely Ronald and Reginald Kray, a.k.a.The Kray Twins – identical twin gangsters known for terrorising London in the 1950s and 1960s.
In a few months the feast is coming. But first, an appetiser…
Running Scared by Roy Orbison is t the track playing throughout the teaser trailer.
The last time I saw Ryan Reynolds in a film was The Proposal (2009). It wasn’t my favourite and kind of kept me away from future Reynolds movies. Having watched The Voices (2014), I can confirm that my attitude has changed.
The Voices is a crime/ comedy film directed by Marjane Satrapi and stars Reynolds as Jerry – a sinister / very unbalanced individual who somehow manages to remain likeable.
You’ll probably find yourself not quite rooting for him as such – on account of the murdering. However empathy will kick in since he’s definitely ‘not well’.
The way the Director/ Cinematographer presented the world of Jerry, how he sees things as opposed to actual reality is a particular highlight.
Watch it for a pleasantly different turn from Reynolds and good performances from Jacki Weaver, Anna Kendrick and Gemma Aterton. I was also glad to see great character actor Sam Spruell’s name on the cast list.