HELL OR HIGH WATER: Desperation and Death in the Dirty South

Hell or High Water. 2016. Directed by David Mackenzie. Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan. Starring Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, William Sterchi, Gil Birmingham, Buck Taylor, Kristin Berg, & Katy Mixon. Film 44/OddLot Entertainment/Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Rated 14A. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Western ★★★★★ Disclaimer: This review may contain several spoilers concerning the film’s finale.Continue reading “HELL OR HIGH WATER: Desperation and Death in the Dirty South”

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Villeneuve Crosses the Border of Criminality with Sicario

Sicario. 2015. Directed by Denis Villeneuve. Screenplay by Taylor Sheridan. Starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Daniel Kaluuya, Jeffrey Donovan, Raoul Max Trujillo, Julio Cedillo, Hank Rogerson, Bernardo P. Saracino, and Kevin Wiggins. Black Label Media/Lions Gate Films/Thunder Road Pictures. Rated 14A. 121 minutes. Action/Crime/Drama ★★★★★ The opening of SicarioContinue reading “Villeneuve Crosses the Border of Criminality with Sicario”

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