Tag Archives: Josh Brolin

Sicario: Day Of The Soldado review — Cartel thriller doesn’t care about you, or anything else

Directed by Stefano Solima | Written by Taylor Sheridan | 122 min | Netflix When I first got wind of a sequel to the Denis Villeneuve/Taylor Sheridan/Roger Deakins thriller Sicario, it seemed ill-advised. The original was so good, why try to recapture the magic?  Especially with Villeneuve, Deakins, and the terrific Emily Blunt absent from the proceedings.… Read More

Deadpool 2 review — Zip it, Thanos!

Directed by David Leitch | Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and Ryan Reynolds | 119 min | Netflix You know, I've never thought irony was that funny. It makes movies like Deadpool or its sequel hard for me to love—the prime mover of laughs just isn't my bag. But I recognize what Ryan Reynolds… Read More

New On Canadian Netflix: June/July 2017

Here are a cross-section of a number of mildly-to- solidly recommended films recently made available on Canadian Netflix. (You can click on the movie titles to read my original reviews where I’ve written them in the past.) *One note: In May I recommended Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, a film when I first saw it back… Read More

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

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For review

Directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, adapting Frank Miller's series of graphic novels I wonder if there's a best before date for sequels. Perhaps if more than five years passes since the original's release, any plans for a sequel should be scrapped. Can anyone tell me about a sequel that showed up more than five… Read More