King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

I did not expect a movie about King Arthur to start with what seemed to be an invasion of evil elephants, but this is not a movie very interested in the predictable. The style is tremendous as director Guy Ritchie goes balls to the wall (an early montage covering Arthur’s growth from child to man…

John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

A finely-tuned redeployment of everything that worked well in the first film, “John Wick Chapter 2” lacks the initial novelty and delightfully straightforward premise of “John Wick” but is improved in so many other aspects. The intriguing worldbuilding of the first film is surprisingly important to the story of this sequel, and it remains one…