20 July 2016

The Infiltrator

Bryan Cranston is outstanding as U.S. Customs Special Agent Robert Mazur, whose autobiography is the subject of the movie THE INFILTRATOR. In the film Mazur goes undercover as Bob Musella who infiltrates the world's largest cartel and discovers the money laundering organization of drug cartel Pablo Escobar.

John Leguizamo's performance is exceptional. He plays Emir Abreu, a fellow agent working undercover. The movie also stars the astonishing Diane Kruger as Kathy Ertz, an undercover agent, and the always awesome Benjamin Bratt as Roberto Alcaino. Alcaino is Mazur's contact to Escobar and other cartel board members. In addition, Olympia Dukakis is remarkable as Mazur's Aunt Vicky.

These events happen during the 1980's. Music and a television clip of President Ronald Reagan accentuate this fact.  Screenwriter, Ellen Brown Furman, includes Mazur's home life with his wife and their two children. The audience sees complications experienced by a special agent undercover maintaining a traditional family in his real life.

The official Web site for the film is http://www.theinfiltrator.com/.

05 July 2016

Our Kind of Traitor

John le Carre writes excellent spy thriller novels. Since I like the movie A MOST WANTED MAN, I was confident I would enjoy OUR KIND OF TRAITOR.  Both movies are adapted from le Carre novels.

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR is highly suspenseful and keeps its audience on edge. Critical thinking is required in order to follow the mystery.  While watching this film, it is difficult knowing which characters to trust. The story is intriguing due to excellent acting and Susanna White's directing.


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