Sicario - 4/5
Villeneuve's whole thematic aesthetic seems to be about ‘not knowing.’ Not necessarily playing it like a mystery; just that you only know as much as the main character, and they’re fucking shut out from what’s actually going on. There are long stretches of this movie where I had absolutely no idea where it was going. It’s not full of twists and turns, it’s full of tiny bubbles of chaos, and the bureaucracy of that chaos. It might erupt. It might not. Let’s proceed accordingly. Props to Emily Blunt for playing the edge between powerful and powerless. She knows what she’s doing except when she’s too stoic to ask.