Sicario: Day of the Soldado (****) clears the debris of politics

Anyone who is used to Taylor Sheridan knows how this will turn out...and that fact doesn't make watching it any easier. His eternal message: in a world filled with brutality, expect more of the same.

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Wind River (****): In the battle between you and the world…

The fact that there is little mystery to the film shouldn't matter if character and feeling are what you are seeking. The reveal at the end is less of a surprise than the action of the climax. And in typical Sheridan fashion the climax is never the conclusion of the story. Time must be taken to recover. That is time where most people live in a world without mercy.

Hell or High Water (****1/2) is a bummer, well played

Hell or High Water - 2016 Director David Mackenzie Screenplay Taylor Sheridan Starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Gil Birmingham, Katy Mixon, Marin Ireland "The things we do for our kids, huh?" Two brothers seeking vengeance on a bank that tried to take everything from their mother. A Texas Ranger on the verge of retirement out for one last adventure … Continue reading Hell or High Water (****1/2) is a bummer, well played

Sicario (****1/2): The depth of darkness

Villeneuve is one of the best directors alive. He his streak is 3 near-classics and counting. His sensibility is one of quiet observation. He allows the viewer to draw his own conclusions on what they are seeing, without pushing even subtly in any direction.