“JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 4”; a riveting cinematic experience!

Bigger, broader and even more stunning
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and George Georgiou
Directed by Chad Stahelski

“John Wick: Chapter 4” opens with a series of bloody punches and then uses a direct homage to David Lean’s 1962 classic “Lawrence of Arabia” to take the audience into the wild world of the most resilient assassin ever to grace the screen. Chad Stahelski’s original “John Wick” was wire-tight in its tale of a lone killer seeking revenge. The filmmaker used its violent set pieces like sharp slices ... more >


Ana Lily Amirpour, “The Bad Batch”

Suki Waterhouse and Jason Momoa
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour

Some time ago I attended a screening of “A girl walks home alone at night” in Paris, where I'm based. The film felt novel and contrarian enough to deserve attention. Its diminutive director, Ana Lily Amirpour, present at the screening, appeared to me like one of independent cinema's new hopes, a counterpoint to the languid cinema of Sofia Coppola. The Q&A afterward was a little weird. An ... more >

Henry’s Crime

Big-hearted guy gets wrongly accused of robbing a bank
James Caan, Vera Farmiga and Keanu Reeves
Directed by Malcolm Venville

Provoked by his cellmate’s (James Caan) dream lecture, Henry Smith (Keanu Reeves), a lackluster hero who has just served three years for a robbery he didn’t commit, discovers his dream: he's going to commit the very bank robbery for which he was wrongly convicted three years ago. With the help of his former cellmate, he devises a plan to break into the bank via the theater across the street, but ... more >