By Matthew S. Phinney

Sicario
Lionsgate (2015)
Cast: Benicio DelToro, Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal
Director: Denis Villeneuve

I dig this movie. It’s got suspense, action, mysterious characters, and a healthy mix of blunt force awesome and calculated violence. It boasts a formidable cast of Benicio DelToro, Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt, Jon Bernthal, that guy from Burn Notice, and that guy from Black Mirror.

Beni plays the calculated super asset (Alejandro) who’s out to exact some heavy revenge on the cartel scum responsible for the murder of his wife and daughter. Josh plays the mysterious CIA squirrel (Matt) who is leveraging Alejandro’s anger and abilities to perform the tasks he’s deemed necessary in order to re-establish control of the continental drug trafficking flow. Emily plays (Kate Macy) the doe-eyed, do-gooder FBI agent that is in way over her head.