Silence

BBBB (out of 5) Informed that their colleague has abandoned the church and taken up life as a citizen of seventeenth-century Japan after voyaging there as a missionary, two Portuguese priests make it their mission to go to the far east and prove the news untrue.  What clerics Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver encounter when they arrive is…

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The Last Samurai

BBB.5 (out of 5) After participating in a number of Civil War battles (many of which helped decimate the populations of natives in North America), an embittered, drunken veteran (Tom Cruise) follows his superior officers to Japan in search of big money. He has been hired by the emperor to train the country’s army in…

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Kill Bill: Vol. 1

BBBBB (out of 5) Quentin Tarantino returns to the big screen after six years to direct this fantastic saga told in two parts. In the first installment, a nameless bride (Uma Thurman, giving a rock-steady performance) survives the murder of her husband and unborn baby on her wedding day and emerges four years later from…

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Kill Bill: Vol. 2

BBBBB (out of 5) Did you think she wouldn’t come back for more? She’s only halfway done! With three people still left on her list of cold-blooded revenge, the Bride (Uma Thurman) travels to the wild, wild west to find the two remaining assassins (Michael Madsen and a scintillating Daryl Hannah) who took part in the…

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