Hell Or High Water (2016)

There’s a theory that there are no original stories left, only new ways to tell them. That’s definitely the case for Hell or High Water, an attempt to subvert the well worn cops-and-robbers story that almost succeeds.

Drafted Into the War on Drugs: Denis Villeneuve’s Tense Sicario

Trust Denis Villeneuve to take what could have been a fairly conventional drug war thriller and transform it into a hollowed-out horror movie. His latest film, Sicario is, at its core, a scathing indictment of modern American patriarchy. He pulled a similar trick with 2013’s underrated Prisoners, realising an unapologetically pulpy script as a deeply…