Sicario, we are told in the film’s opening moments, and indeed at the start of every review of Denis Villeneuve’s latest feature, means hitman, but who exactly is calling the shots?
In the age post Harry Potter, where producers are so eager for stories that could potentially become a success, it is astonishing that some adaptations can go unnoticed sometimes. It does reminds of the rental stores of old where among a huge number of productions that you could choose, there was always someone to suggest a film that you might not even heard of and feel positively surprised by the end of that film.
I have to start by admitting that I am one of the late James Dean’s most ardent fans. I not only have a photograph of him on my wall at home but my young computer guru is called…JAMES DEAN!
After years of being annually demoralised by Paranormal Activity sequels, I’ve become quite prejudiced against found footage as a format. Houses of Halloween (Known stateside as The Houses October Built) makes me want to reevaluate that stance a little bit, while still being guilty of several unforgivable flaws.
“On April 12th 1950 a young inmate was beaten to death in a Californian boy’s prison. The body was dumped in the institution’s graveyard. The murder was never solved… or even reported. Sometimes he comes back, for revenge.”