Sicario: Day of the Soldado
★★g☆ 2 hours, 3 minutes
Plot: A CIA operative (Josh Brolin) unleashes a hit man (Benicio Del Toro) to ignite a war between Mexican drug cartels. Director: Stefano Sollima
Rating: R Upside: Brolin and Del Toro ooze magnetic machismo in a timely sequel full of hot-button issues. Downside: Artistry and idealism are missing from a second installment that’s nihilistic in its darkness.