As Sicario opens, on-screen text tells us that a “sicarius” was a Palestinian assassin fighting against the Roman Empire, and that in Mexico “sicario” has come to mean “hitman.” But, in Sicario, which side is which?
The metaphor at the movie’s heart is like something out of a C.S. Lewis story. All Jack knows is the room, and he can’t imagine the bigness and realness of the world outside.
Movies like The Martian are the most difficult movies for me to review for Reel Spirituality. We try to look beyond the “flash” of any particular movie and interact with the deeper questions underneath. Sometimes a movie is just fun.
This is the part of the review where I say we could all stand to be a little more like Malala and her father, but that’s only true in that we could all stand to be as forgiving and as long-suffering in our attempts to make peace in our communities.
If you’re looking for a good double feature, and you’re prepared for some frank conversations about sex, you could do a lot worse than the theatrically-released Sleeping With Other People and the stream-for-free on Vimeo release Give Me Sex Jesus.
While the Scorch may or may not have been man made, the name is an allusive symbol to the self-inflicted hell we create when we violate the sanctity of our neighbor.
What’s most interesting—and honest—about Perry’s script is that he never devotes attention to a time when the two actually seem like good friends. Each proves an idle and indifferent friend when the other needs a shoulder.
I’ve not yet traveled (again) to a galaxy far, far away or wintered with eight hateful outlaws, but I can’t imagine seeing a more creative slate of films than the ones featured in The Animation Show of Shows.
It would be false to liken the trials of Everest’s mountaineers to the trials faced by James’ readers. Everest’s mountaineers experience joy on the mountain but not in death.
Perhaps if Fischer’s insanity had been depicted as something other than paranoia, I might have found something to hold onto here.