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John Wick: Chapter 2

NEVER STAB THE DEVIL IN THE BACK.  Italian crime lord Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) comes to John Wick (Keanu Reeves) to collect a favor, but he refuses… until he’s persuaded to honor his commitments and do a job in Rome. A sequel that offers fans of the first movie exactly what they want – Reeves … Continue reading John Wick: Chapter 2

Cars 2

Lightning McQueen returns to Radiator Springs to see his friends, but is soon drawn into another race… and Mater is hired by British spies who think that he’s also a spy. The first film is not one of Pixar’s strongest assets creatively, but turned into an extraordinary hit among kids. Unfortunately, the sequel became the … Continue reading Cars 2

Force 10 From Navarone

THE ODDS AGAINST THEM WERE 10,000 TO 1… BUT WHAT THE HELL! After the mission that destroyed the guns of Navarone, Keith Mallory and John Miller (Robert Shaw, Edward Fox) are asked to find a spy who may have infiltrated the Yugoslav Partisans. This sequel to The Guns of Navarone (1961) is no match for … Continue reading Force 10 From Navarone

Django Unchained

LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF VENGEANCE.   In 1858, a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) buys a slave, Django (Jamie Foxx), and makes a deal with him: if Django helps him identify three wanted brothers, he’s a free man. With Quentin Tarantino, you know what you’re getting – this unashamedly blood-soaked, overlong spaghetti Western … Continue reading Django Unchained

Tristana: For Whom the Bell Tolls

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN THE INNOCENT GIRL AND THE NOT SO INNOCENT MISTRESS IS THE BIZARRE, SENSUOUS STORY OF TRISTANA.  Luis Buñuel spent a lot of time battling Spanish censors who were trying to uphold destructively conservative values. When the director wanted to turn Benito Pérez Galdós’s novel “Tristana” into a movie in 1962, his and Julio … Continue reading Tristana: For Whom the Bell Tolls

Die Hard 2: Die Harder

THEY SAY LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE… THEY WERE WRONG. As John McClane (Bruce Willis) is waiting for his wife (Bonnie Bedelia) in Washington, terrorists take charge of Dulles International Airport and demand the release of a South American drug lord. Another Christmas, and once again McClane is denied the opportunity to celebrate it without bloodshed. We … Continue reading Die Hard 2: Die Harder