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.
So much has happened in the last week and I’m still recovering, but most importantly I finally got my driver’s license and I had an amazing time celebrating my birthday! (Closer to 30 than 19 — insane.) This weekend, I’m heading back to the Bronx to celebrate homecoming so that should be fun too! Anyway, this is what I’ve been reading lately: