Sicario (Denis Villeneuve) - 2015

This is a very intense movie about the drug wars on the US/Mexico border.  Emily Blunt is the naive FBI agent who encounters forces beyond her control.  Director Villeneuve does not offer solutions to the drug crime problem but uses Blunt's character and a documentary-style format to enhance the awareness of the organizations that are fueled by the insatiable demand for illegal drugs in the United States.  The high-profit reward for drug-running has created these career criminals who are willing to risk everything for a better lifestyle.  This is the same story we have seen year after year.  These crimes and mass murders will continue until the powers-that-be get smart and pass laws to legalize the drugs that created these criminals.  [JAM 10/10/2015]