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Denis Villenueve’s ‘Sicario’ Launches Out of Cannes (as well as Roger Deakins)!

sicario-cannes-film-festivalMaybe I just am overly hesitant to get my hopes up for certain festival entries at this point in my life, but I had a feeling that Sicario was going to get a poor reception at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Luckily, that’s decidedly not the case, as Denis Villeneuve‘s movie gotten some strong initial reviews over at the fest. Besides apparently cementing Villeneuve as a filmmaker to really respect, cinematographer Roger Deakins is getting some major acclaim for the work. Honestly, if this can get Deakins his elusive first Oscar, that would thrill me. Below you can see some of the first reactions to the thriller about U.S. forces/intelligence agents trying to take down a Mexican cartel, via Twitter. It stars Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, among many others, with Villeneuve obviously at the helm of the film. Sicario won’t be out until September, but it’s potentially an Academy Award player now. Stay tuned…

Here are some of the initial tweets about the film:

Thoughts? Discuss in the comments!

What do you think?


Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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