Tag Archives: Traffic

September 12

TIFF 2015: Sicario

Early on in Denis Villeneuve’ taut drug-war thriller Sicario, Alejandro, the grizzled and mysterious task force advisor, instructs FBI agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) that “nothing will make sense to your American ears…it will all make sense in the end.” The words are meant to calm her insecurities about a mission she has no idea […]

January 26

Talking 2000 Oscars on The Dew Over

Nominated for a whopping 12 Academy Awards, Ridley Scott’s Gladiator was a force to be reckoned with at the 2000 Oscars. Was the action film truly the top film of the year? Or did director Steven Soderbergh merely knock himself out of the equation by having two films (Traffic and Erin Brockovich) in the running […]

December 06

The Auteurs: Steven Soderbergh (Part 1)

One of the key figures in launching a new wave of American independent cinema in the 1990s, Steven Soderbergh is a filmmaker whose diverse array of films is unmatched. His films often focus on people who struggle with the realities of their situations. Whether it’s in polished studio releases or offbeat/experimental pieces, Soderbergh always keeps […]