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12 STRONG (2018): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Taylor Sheridan…

12 Strong (2018), Michael Shannon
12 Strong (2018), Michael Shannon

Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, 12 Strong is the true story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. There task, to work with an Afghani warlord to take down the Taliban…

Once again, as I do with most war movies I watch, I have to ask the question, how likely is this film to take the place of the The Hurt Locker as my favourite war movie?

12 Strong Release Dates: January 19th, 2018 (US); January 26th, 2018 (UK)…

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HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016): New Trailer From Chris Pine & Ben Foster

Hell Or High Water (2016), Ben Foster, Chris Pine
Hell Or High Water (2016), Ben Foster, Chris Pine

From the writer known for Sicario (2015) and Sons Of Anarchy comes Hell Or High Water, a new movie with Chris Pine and Ben Foster as two very desperate brothers in West texas…

I’ve probably seen enough bank robbery movies for this life time.So it’s the relationship between the two brothers and the catalyst(s) that lead to their desperate situations that intrigues me most.

Directed by David Mackenzie; Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey and Katy Mixon also star.

Hell Or High Water Release Dates: Aug 12th, 2016 (US)…

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SICARIO (2015): For The Performances, Music, Cinematography & Tension

Sicario (2015), Benicio Del Toro
Sicario (2015), Benicio Del Toro

Set in the US / Mexico border area in the middle of the escalating war on drugs, Emily Blunt plays a ‘fish out of water’ FBI agent recruited by Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver. Benicio Del Toro’s character is the mysterious consultant, Alejandro who Graver brings along for the ride.

‘Bristling with expertly captured tension’ is one way to describe Sicario; whether it’s the tensions between law enforcement and the criminals or the tensions between the film’s main characters. Sicario is excellently scored, filled with stunning visuals and really notable performances, especially from Blunt and Del Toro.

Sicario (2015), Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt
Sicario (2015), Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt

In terms of things that I wish were different about the movie, director Denis Villeneuve’s film has a few stretches of time that had me wishing for more things to happen. I’m sure that when little seemed to be taking place in terms of action and drama, those moments were true representations of what days can be like for the main characters involved. Unfortunately, those moments just made my mind wander elsewhere.

Overall, Sicario is a very good movie. Just don’t expect continuous action/ drama, for this is neither Training Day (2001) nor End Of Watch (2012); both great films.

Other key characters are played by Daniel Kaluuya, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey Donovan.

A reminder of the film’s excellent trailer

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SICARIO (2015): Trailer Of The Week, Starring Emily Blunt & Benicio Del Toro

Sicario (2015), Benicio Del Toro
Sicario (2015), Benicio Del Toro

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.

I am mad excited.

Sicario No Spoilers Commentary / Review

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