A worthy escalation of its predecessor’s sleek charm, John Wick: Chapter 2 is the finest action film since Mad Max: Fury Road.
The film remarkably balances its predecessor’s spartan characterizations and plotting with an expansion of scale.
It spins the narrative of one of the Victorian art world’s most mysterious marriages into a study of life lived and life merely examined.
Reverence is an anomaly in Abel Ferrara’s full-throated, often vicious filmography, but Pasolini is so sedate and inactive that it might not initially seem so awestruck.
It moves so playfully and briskly you may not notice its glibness, which may have been director Daniele Luchetti’s intent.