Alli’s Journey is gearing for our screening of the acclaimed film Sicario on 30 September. All proceeds from the screening will go to supporting young adults with cancer, plus you get a tax receipt for 50% of the ticket price!
Sicario, which screens at TIFF and has a 90% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, is racking up great reviews, including this one from Mike D’Angelo of The AV Club:
[…] terrific performances and nonstop intensity. Brolin, as the cocksure Matt (who wears flip-flops to top-secret meetings), is hilariously yet frighteningly callous, while Del Toro turns in his steeliest work since, well, Traffic. And while director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy) orchestrates multiple high-octane set pieces—the most harrowing is an ambush that takes place in a traffic jam at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing—he also manages to make ostensibly mundane establishing shots seem ominous. The tiny shadow of a plane, viewed from above as it heads into Mexico, carries almost as much weight as the muzzle of a gun placed under someone’s chin. In the end, though, it all comes down to Blunt’s Kate Macer.