Redux Reviews: Halloween Horror Nights, Sicario & Knott’s Scary Farm | The Hollywood Redux Podcast | Episode 206
In this bonus podcast, the Hollywood Redux crew heads to three of the scariest places in the southwest: Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights Hollywood, Knott’s Scary Farm and Juarez, Mexico, to review both haunts and the film, “Sicario” starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro, and Josh Brolin.
Sicario is a 2015 American crime drama film directed by Denis Villeneuve, written by Taylor Sheridan, and starring Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin. It is about a principled FBI agent who is enlisted by a government task force to bring down the leader of a powerful and brutal Mexican drug cartel. Sicario was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It began a limited release in the United States on September 18, 2015, prior to a nationwide release on October 2, 2015.
The film received three Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, and Best Sound Editing, as well as three BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, and Best Film Music. It was criticized by viewers in Mexico for the depiction of the city of Juarez where the plot takes place. A sequel, Soldado, began shooting in November 2016.