Franco Nero

[6.0] John McClane (Bruce Willis) has another run-in with terrorists on Christmas Eve, this time at Dulles Airport in Washington DC. McClane fights a rogue faction of U.S. military who sympathize with a deposed dictator being flown in for justice. Meanwhile, McClane’s wife (Bonnie Bedelia) is trapped on one of the many circling airplanes that are running out of fuel during a snowstorm. The Die …

[6.5] An alcoholic news reporter is determined to catch a murderer after he becomes a suspect for the assailant’s weekly attacks. For a giallo flick, Luigi Bazzoni’s The Fifth Cord lacks a compelling mystery or any memorable death scenes. But Bazzoni and three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now, The Last Emperor) damn near make up for it in their exquisite framing and painterly lighting. …

[5.5] Robert Shaw and Edward Fox reprise the roles originated by Gregory Peck and David Niven in The Guns of Navarone for this matinee adventure sequel. Shaw and Fox are led by Harrison Ford as a U.S. Colonel and joined by Carl Weathers (Rocky) as an arrested army sergeant on the run. Together, the team must complete two separate, secret missions — to kill a …

[7.5] Franco Nero stars as a coffin-dragging vigilante who fights his way out between a gang of Mexican bandits and a militia of white supremacists in Django, one of the most famous of the spaghetti westerns. While director Sergio Corbucci certainly tries to emulate the style of Sergio Leone, Django is nonetheless a tight, well-paced, grittily entertaining piece of B-cinema. Franco Nero carries the movie …