Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

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Re: Sicario/Soldado (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/

#51 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:11 am

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Re: Sicario/Soldado (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/

#52 Post by mfunk9786 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:37 am

That is some da share z0ne-level artwork right there

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Re: Sicario/Soldado (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/

#53 Post by lacritfan » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:37 am

I didn't know Robert Rodriguez has a new movie coming out. Does skeleton man kill all the From Dusk till Dawn vampires?

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Re: Sicario/Soldado (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/

#54 Post by Big Ben » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:17 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:That is some da share z0ne-level artwork right there
Don't you be knocking Admin's shitposts!

(The poster is fucking terrible I agree.)

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/20

#55 Post by tenia » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:07 pm

It looks like a poor homemade bootleg cover of a cheaply-produced PS1 game. :shock:

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/20

#56 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:22 pm

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/20

#57 Post by Ribs » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:22 pm

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/20

#58 Post by Big Ben » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:30 pm

It looks like a tattoo I would have gotten when I was wasted in High School.

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/20

#59 Post by Soothsayer » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm

Ed Hardy has moved from clothing to film poster design.

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

#60 Post by Ribs » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:58 am

Shockingly, Day of the Solado is getting positive notices

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

#61 Post by tenia » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:15 am

I'm surprised but not so much. The 2 Sollima's directing efforts were both overall OK (including the 2 TV shows Romanzo Criminale and Gomorra), and Taylor Sheridan currently seems very successful with his scripts.

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

#62 Post by swo17 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:54 am

Ribs wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:58 am
Shockingly, Day of the Solado is getting positive notices
Day of the Flooring

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

#63 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:59 pm

I caught Soldado a week ago and I still don't quite know for sure how I feel about it; I certainly don't think it's anywhere near as good as Villeneuve's original, and came out of it very lukewarm on the whole... and yet Sheridan's script again subverts structural expectations and does just enough to deviate from the reactionary jingoism flirted with during the first 30 minutes that I oddly kind of want to see it again to confirm that - and how - it doesn't work.

The film digs a deep hole for itself with an opening sequence featuring
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ISIS operatives being smuggled among migrants across the US-Mexico border and a deeply exploitative depiction of a suicide bombing in Kansas City
that could serve as masturbation material for the most paranoid of Trump die-hards, and then spends the entirety of its remaining running time trying to dig itself out by undercutting the original premise at nearly every turn in ways that those inclined to conflate the catalyst with reality would almost certainly miss or misinterpret, partially because Sollima seems more enamored with the militarist adventurism of Josh Brolin's character than does Sheridan's script.
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To cite one example of the script/direction divide, Brolin's character states outright that the US purposefully provoked and facilitated the post-invasion Iraqi civil war in order to prevent unified opposition to the occupation, which could be a pretty subversive and controversial moment but is totally glossed over in favor of macho posturing and exposition.

Much like the first film, this one takes mid-narrative turn away from the apparent plot and character objectives, and then does so again toward the end, abandoning multiple threads in order to refocus on a smaller, weirder sequence of events that was actually intriguing enough to pull me out of active dislike of the film and into mild bemusement. The final moments of the film are such an odd and ambiguous non-sequitur that I've thought about them every time the film pops into my head, while none of the bigger, flashier moments have managed to linger.
Soldado may not be a particularly good standalone movie (aside from Del Toro's really stellar adoption of a white Texan accent for about 15 minutes), but I'm intrigued enough by the possibility of it serving as the odd bridge entry in a trilogy to be interested in seeing the series continue.

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

#64 Post by Ribs » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:19 pm

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I cannot believe the last line of the movie is literally “So you want to be a Sicario?”

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Re: Sicario Films (Denis Villeneuve/Stefano Sollima, 2015/2018)

#65 Post by McCrutchy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:57 am

"Coming this Fall to the FOX broadcast network..."

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