The 5 Best Films For Cat Lovers (That Aren’t The Movie Cats)
Penélope Cruz, Édgar Ramirez, Ana de Armas, Gael García Bernal, and Wagner Moura (Narcos’ Pablo Escobar, the presumptive reason Netflix snatched up this festival fizzler) portray a linked ensemble of drug-runners, double agents, and the collateral lives caught up in their operations. The cautious orchestration of the showy resort-bombing set pieces belies the movie’s attunement to the chaos and miscommunication of spy work, as everybody scrambles to figure out just who’s working for whom. Even at a two-hour run time, however, it feels a touch flabby as it gets mired within the aspect plots that will in the end combine for this expansive image of how worldwide relations break down.
Better nonetheless, director Álvaro Brechner focuses on the sensory expertise of deprivation and mental decay, and dispenses with the usual yawn-inducing spiels about holding out hope, yadda, and … Read More