#40: “Sicario”

It may seem like we picked “Sicario” to be topical, what with all the talk of American border security lately. But nope! We just wanted to watch Emily Blunt kick ass.

From IMDB: “An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.”

Cast:
Emily Blunt as Kate Macer
Benicio Del Toro as Alejandro
Josh Brolin as Matt Graver
Jon Bernthal as Ted
Daniel Kaluuya as Reggie Wayne

Director:
Denis Villeneuve

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Links to things we mentioned in this episode:
Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes
Ed Gein
John Wayne Gacy
CBC Report: “Twins get some ‘mystifying’ results when they put 5 DNA ancestry kits to the test”
List of Cities by Murder Rate
2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis
Canadians Spent $1.6 Billion on Legal Weed in 2018: Report
When Yasiin Bey was force-fed Guantánamo Bay-style – eyewitness account

#33: “Wind River”

We’re heading back for another winter movie with “Wind River”, a western drama set in rural Wyoming. We also felt like we should mention that this episode talks about sexual assault, so if that is something that you’re not interested in hearing about, maybe skip this episode.

From IMDB: “A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation.”

Cast:
Kelsey Asbille as Natalie
Jeremy Renner as Cory Lambert
Graham Greene as Ben
Elizabeth Olsen as Jane Banner

Director:
Taylor Sheridan

Links to things we mentioned in this podcast:
CBC: “Confusion reigns over number of missing, murdered indigenous women”
Robert Pickton
Highway of Tears
Bruce Willis Made Music