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A few years ago David Ayer (now helming Suicide Squad) released End of Watch, a brutal Cops vs Cartels film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. It was a film you could easily dismiss at the time because of its contradictory nature; wanting to be a gritty, realistic crime drama with it’s found footage cinematography, while presenting Mexican drug lords as the most ostentatious, cartoon-like violent villains since Tony Montana. Though that film may be worth a reassessment, as Michael Heineman’s new documentary Cartel Land has made explicitly clear how psychopathic cartels can truly be. Read more