Denis Villeneuve's Sicario follows FBI Agent Kate Macer as she joins a task force of U.S. military, intelligence, and police to destabilize the cartels in Juárez, Mexico. Along the way we meet Alejandro, a former prosecutor turned hitman, and Matt, a soldier who will do anything for the empire.
Exploring police militarization, borders, poverty, gendered violence, the drug war, imperial violence, and the degradation of a rules-based system of law and order, Sicario is a stand-out in recent western cinema. How does it thread the needle between depictions of violence with the allure of fascist asthetics? Why do we live in the Warhammer universe now?
I'm joined by Tyler (@georgefrowny) and Sean (@Willetton) from Format: Guardian and Alberta Advantage to have an in-depth discussion on one of the best films of the last decade. Join us in the 10th Prestige Lobby.
Sean: Warhammer 40K, painting its figurines, playing the games, reading the books (specifically the first three books in The Horace Heresy)
Tyler:  Orphée, Jóhann Jóhannsson (2016)  Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy  Kino Lefter, support this show!
Evan: It Follows (2014) & Under the Silver Lake (2018) dir. David Robert Mitchell