Sicario: Day of the Soldado Felt like a Bad Heist Movie Where Nobody Was Allowed to Crack a Smile (Review)

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Felt like a Bad Heist Movie Where Nobody Was Allowed to Crack a Smile (Review)

This week I saw Sicario: Day of the Soldado.  Boy, am I ever the wrong person to review this.  I just don’t get it at all. I don’t even know how to talk about it.  I got the feeling that this film was really good but I just couldn’t see how.  Whatever the message was, whatever the appeal, it passed me by. This has happened to me before and I’ve come back to a film in 20 years and seen its genius.  Maybe that will be what I do with Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Or it could be a swing and a miss, I couldn’t tell you. If you were a fan of the first movie, maybe skip this review, I’m not going to have much add. Read more

The Revenant & Mad Max: Fury Road Lead 2016 Oscar Nominations – Star Wars The Force Awakens Snubbed

The Revenant & Mad Max: Fury Road Lead 2016 Oscar Nominations – Star Wars The Force Awakens Snubbed

The entire list of nominees for this year’s 88th Annual Academy Awards has been revealed with The Revenant leading the pack at 12 and Mad Max: Fury Road with 10. Chris Rock will host the ceremonies when it airs live at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on February 28th.

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Sicario: A Believable & Visceral Plunge into The Mexican Drug War [Review]

Sicario: A Believable & Visceral Plunge into The Mexican Drug War [Review]

I have to admit, this isn’t my favorite genre.  I’m not so good with gritty realistic action movies.  Give me an animated fantasy with some adult humor, saturated colours and musical numbers any day. So I might be a little hard on Sicario and if I am, it certainly doesn’t deserve it.  It wasn’t sexy, it wasn’t funny, it wasn’t gorgeous but it was very very good.

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