Sicario (2015)

Sicario is at it’s best when, like it’s protagonist Kate Macer (Emily Blunt), you are in the dark as to exactly what is happening.  It is a film which moves in the shadows, both in terms of the characters that inhabit it and how it slowly eeks out its plot to the watching audience.  While this leads to some gripping cinema, it doesn’t exactly lend itself to writing up a comprehensive review.

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Into The Woods

Dark fairy tales are all the rage at the moment.  With authors like Neil Gaiman proving popular and cinema adaptations of classic Disney fare like Snow White and Maleficient, it seems like the classic stories are back in vogue.  Therefore, an adaptation of Steven Sondheim’s musical, Into the Woods, seemed like an inevitability.  The musical tells the story of several classic fairy tale characters; Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel, but rather than ending the stories at the traditional time, we go beyond that and see what happens after the happily ever after.  Sadly, it’s not quite as happy as you might suppose.

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