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Five shows to stream this week: ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Revenant,’ and more

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Debra Simonds
Sep 24, 2016 10:00

If you need something to watch and don t want to wade through the digital muck that washes up on the internet s shores, follow our picks below for the best new shows and movies worth a watch.

Denis Villeneuve s Sicario offers no clear answers, but it does examine the U.S. government s role, following FBI agent Kate Macer Emily Blunt , who joins a covert mission to crack down on the cartel responsible for a massacre in Arizona.

Leading the operation is Department of Defense agent Matt Josh Brolin , accompanied by Alejandro Benicio del Toro , an enigma with a philosophical bent.

The cautious cinematography raises the tension, aided by the thunderous score.

It would be easy for a film like this to slide into mere shock, but Macer provides a moral dimension to the nightmare, trying to stick to her moral code as the mission and her superiors grind her down.

Struggling to run a cafe after the death of her friend and business partner, Fleabag Waller-Bridge has a strained relationship with her sister Claire Sian Clifford , a tightly-wound and upwardly-mobile woman, and their father Bill Paterson , an aloof man who has married their godmother.

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