The violence of the Wild West was never pacified, it was merely hidden beneath layers of supposed proper procedure and checks & balances. The problem is that these procedures and these checks, introduced for the safety of the people, are all too easily circumvented in the same of the ease of the law. Emily Blunt is needed as a liaison, as one of these supposed checks against government overreach abroad, but she's constantly kept in the dark and told to simply follow orders. Sheriffs might need more than a badge these days, but they know how to get it without it really holding them back.
Happy 4th of July we're the worst
"The border's been moved."
The frontier never disappeared, it's just shifted over the years. A century after conquering the wild west and we're still fighting for what we think of as civilization against what we see as savagery, but we're using what we choose not to see as savagery to fight it.
Villeneuve is fascinated with this apparently incoherent ballet of order and chaos, which seems to be why he's fascinated enough with a shot of dust particles dancing in…
"The CIA's not supposed to work this side of the fence."
I've been excited for Sicario ever since it was announced because I thought that after Edge of Tomorrow Emily Blunt had finally been given the action hero role she so deserved. It was one of my most anticipated movies of the year given what I knew going in (Denis Villeneuve still hasn't missed a mark for me, Roger Deakins is some kind of camera god), and the movie managed…