Knowledge blesses and curses in but a moment - but does it make you like God?Photo: Lionsgate

5 StarsWhy I Saw It: Press screening, love Blunt, Villeneuve earned a Lifetime Pass for Prisoners, and always game for Lionsgate.
What I Thought: Denis Villeneuve does it again – and as would the colleagues on either side of me, had it re-started after the credits, I’d have watched it again. It’s what The Counselor wants to be when it grows up, and what Savages chickened out in acknowledging. One of 2015’s best, mandatory viewing, that is all.

Sicario. Dir. Denis Villeneuve. Perf. Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluuya, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Donovan. Lionsgate, 2015.

A dedicated FBI hostage recovery expert is recruited to serve on a special team intent on capturing those responsible for the outcome of her most recent assignment.
I’ll have a proper piece up when I can (health, ugh), but in the meantime, suffice it to say just plan some time to see this astonishing picture. Villenueve is a master for our times. (Update: Ended up my pick for Best Picture.)

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