Tag Archives: Benicio Del Toro

Sicario review — At Hell’s Border

Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Written by Taylor Sheridan | 121 min Kate (Emily Blunt, convincingly tough and vulnerable) is a straight arrow FBI agent on the anti-kidnap squad working in Arizona with partner Reggie (Daniel Kaluuya, another talented Brit import), mopping up at the margins of the Mexican drug cartel business, which usually means… Read More

Guardians of the Galaxy review

Directed by James Gunn, Written by Gunn and Nicole Perlman Looking at the predicted huge box office tallies for this first weekend in August, The Guardians of the Galaxy doesn't seem like the big gamble for Marvel Studios it must have been on paper. Consider that every movie they've done so far, with the possible… Read More

The Films of Steven Soderbergh

One of the biggest disappointments of 2013 (so far) is what appears to be Steven Soderbergh's (seemingly) serious intent to retire from directing movies. Soderbergh is consistently one of the most interesting American filmmakers. He's not often the screenwriter of his projects, but he's certainly an auteur in every other way I can think of.… Read More

James Bond 007: The Timothy Dalton Era

The late '80s were a low-point in the James Bond franchise. I think it needs to be said.I get what the producers were trying to do: a course-correction. The last couple of Moore Bonds had gone too campy. In Timothy Dalton you had someone who cleaved closer to the Ian Fleming novels' imagining of the… Read More

Savages review

Directed by Oliver StoneWritten by Stone, Shane Salerno and Don Winslow, from Winslow's novelChon (Taylor Kitsch) and Ben (Aaron Johnson) are two very successful California pot growers and dealers. They run a clean and efficient operation that makes them very comfortable, providing chances for humanitarian missions, too (so we know these are dealers with a… Read More