Thursday, January 7, 2016
Update on this week's DVD releases
I failed to recognize on important film that's now currently available on DVD. Click on the title to see the film's trailer.
Sicario ***½ Directed by Denis Villeneuve. An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico. By turns thrilling, disorienting and draining, it exists in a border zone seemingly of its own devising between the art film and the action movie. What keeps it from cynicism is the nature and depth of Villeneuve’s gaze, not childishly wide-eyed but capable still of feeling pain. He’s a terrific director. You know that if his heroine gets out of Cartel-land alive, she might spend a few months in an asylum, but she’ll be back, hell-bent on seizing the foreground.