The Sicario sequel is bringing in some high-profile talent to aid in the war on drugs. Catherine Keener has just signed on for Soldado, joining Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin who are reprising their roles from the first film. Stefano Sollima (Gomorra) is directing this one, replacing original Sicario director Denis Villeneuve. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 by Jack Giroux
Denis Villeneuve isn’t directing the Sicario sequel, as he’s busy at the moment with Blade Runner 2. But screenwriter Taylor Sheridan did come back to pen the sequel, which will center around Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin). Sheridan says he’s exploring similar ideas and themes, except on a larger scale.
Below, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan discusses Sicario 2.
Almost two weeks ago, it was reported Stefano Sollima (Gomorrah) was attached to direct the sequel to Sicario, titled Soldado (translation: soldier). Before Soldado even begins filming, Sollima and all involved are already considering a Sicario 3, which, if it happens, would round out a trilogy of standalone films.
Below, learn more about Soldado and Sicario 3.
Posted on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Sicario isn’t the kind of film that demands a sequel, but there’s no denying the horrifying allure of the world it depicts. Even when you’re disgusted by what’s on screen, you simply cannot look away. You’re drawn into the nightmare. The story of America’s war on drugs, and the story of how the drug trade has terrorized and decimated entire communities in Mexico, is bigger than a single movie.
So there’s plenty of material for a Sicario sequel to dive into and now that sequel has a title: Soldado, the Spanish word for soldier. It also has a new director, since Sicario‘s Denis Villeneuve has officially moved on.
LOL: Microsoft’s CaptionBot Describes the Best Films of 2015 in Unintentionally Profound and Hilarious Ways
Posted on Friday, April 15th, 2016 by David Chen
This week, Microsoft released CaptionBot, the company’s attempt at showcasing the capabilities of Microsoft Cognitive Services. The promise and potential of CaptionBot is immense. By using natural language capabilities and image recognition software, CaptionBot can analyze any image and tell you what is happening within. CaptionBot joins How Old Do I Look? and What Dog? as Microsoft bots that have gained some amount of viral notoriety over the past couple years.
While CaptionBot can sometimes be startlingly accurate, it is clear there are still a few kinks to work out. Nonetheless, I couldn’t help but wonder how it would analyze still images from some of the best films of 2015. The results are mostly bizarre, often hilarious, and sometimes profound. Note: All of the following captions were created by uploading images straight to CaptionBot.
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Producers Confirm That ‘Sicario 2’ is in the Works, Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin May Return
Posted on Friday, April 1st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Sicario was one of 2015’s best quiet successes. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s drug war thriller never made a huge splash, but it made dozens of tiny splashes, impressing audiences and critics alike while flying under the radar. The film received enthusiastic reviews, nabbed three Oscar nominations, and grossed $80 million worldwide against a budget of only $30 million. /Film’s staff declared it the eleventh best film of 2015. Not bad. Not bad at all.
Now, producers Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill, and Thad Luckinbill have confirmed that a sequel is in development and that they expect original stars Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin to reprise their roles.
Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The /Film team has spent the first week of 2016 saying goodbye to 2015 in the best way possible – by assembling our personal top 10 films of the year lists. Each of these lists represents one writer’s specific viewpoint, celebrating the movies that matter the most to them. These lists are, by their very nature, deeply personal.
But what would a year-end list representing the entire site as a whole look like? Could we take these personal lists and merge them into one uber-list that reflects our combined tastes?
That’s what we set out to discover. Blood was spilled. Tears were shed. Numbers were crunched. But we did it. This is the official, mathematically proven /Film Top 15 Films of 2015.
You know the drill. 2015 had plenty of great movies hit the big screen, and it was pretty difficult to whittle this list down to what you’ll see below. Surely your favorite movies are not the same as mine. My list is by no means meant to be definitive, especially since there are some movies I’ve heard great things about but just haven’t seen yet (my apologies to Carol and The Revenant). This is a collection of my personal Top 10 Movies of 2015, the ones that made me laugh really hard, made me cry or just hit all the right buttons. So let’s get to it. Read More »
2016 WGA Awards Nominations: ‘Spotlight’, ‘Straight Outta Compton’, and ‘The Big Short’ Are Going Strong
Posted on Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Angie Han
The long, exhausting journey through awards season continues today, as the Writers Guild of America announce their nominations for their 2016 honors. As it turns out, they like a lot of the same things the Producers Guild and the Screen Actors Guild do, namely Spotlight, The Big Short, and Straight Outta Compton. They are, however, the only one of the three guilds to put Trainwreck in the race. Read the list of 2016 WGA Awards nominations after the jump. Read More »
It’s often the case that a year after writing a top 10, I’m sometimes filled with regret. “How did I forget to include that movie?” is a question that’s bound to arise every once in a while. Twelve months after writing one of these lists, you know which movies have genuinely stuck with you. Thankfully, most of of my choices from past “best” lists have over the years.
This year, I’m confident all of these films will not fade with time. 2015 was filled with movies I’ve already had the urge to revisit, and I was delighted to find they haven’t lost their power on repeat viewings. After the jump, help me count down my top 10 movies of 2015.