Film Series: Sicario

2015. USA. Dir: Denis Villeneuve. With Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro. 121 min.

 

An idealistic FBI go-getter is recruited to decapitate a big-league Mexican drug cartel, but all literally goes south as she uncovers the true workings of US operations at the border.  Villeneuve (Prisoners) keeps everyone and everything – including your forward-inching tush – on the edge in this morally complex, gorgeously moody exercise in hypertension.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5