For the first time in too long, I’m blogging about a movie I’ve already seen! To be fair, Sicario, starring Emily Blunt, has been out for a few weeks now, but run, don’t walk, to see it.
Warning: Some may find the trailer graphic.
Like many thrillers, the plot here is driven by a MacGuffin, but you’re going through this operation through the eyes of Blunt’s character, Kate. This movie hinges on its performances, and Blunt is excellent. I know her mostly through her comedy work (The Devil Wears Prada, Sunshine Cleaning, etc.), and didn’t see her in Edge of Tomorrow, but she completely blew me away here. Benicio del Toro also gives a really memorable performance, but I really don’t want to give too much away. Sicario is worth definitely worth seeing, and it should leave you trying to catch your breath.
I mean, come on. Doesn’t this look super entertaining but also super good? I wasn’t one of those ~artsy~ kids in high school that was super into Shakespeare, but I did like Macbeth — it’s the closest thing the Elizabethans probably got to an action movie. This adaptation stars Michael Fassbender as Macbeth and Marion Cotillard, who is always stellar, as Lady Macbeth. I’m so excited to see her tackle this part. Macbeth premieres in the U.S. in early December, and it looks like one of those rare dramas that’s worth seeing with an audience.
Get your tissues ready. I can’t remember the last time a trailer rocked me to the core like this, but man, Freeheld looks great. It’s a based on a true story (yes, I’m a sucker for those) and stars Julianne Moore and Ellen Page. (The supporting cast isn’t so shabby either.)
Can you believe this events took place this century? I feel so ignorant that I didn’t know their story, because Laurel Hester was a hero. The movie is based on a documentary of the same name, and I’m planning on checking it out first. Freeheld will be in theaters this October.