A Week In Film #408: Dripping sweat

Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior title screen
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior
George Miller revisits his Max Rockatansky character, now a crippled loner in a post-apocalyptic Australian Outback.

Chuck Norris Vs Communism title screen
Chuck Norris Vs Communism
Diverting little doc (with drama-doc inserts) about the black market trade in clandestinely redubbed, pirated action movie video cassettes in Ceaușescu-era Romania.

Broken City title screen
Broken City
Underwhelming action-thriller that doesn’t deliver either action or thrills. Mark Wahlberg plays a hardboiled cop drummed out of the NYPD under a cloud who as a private eye gets involved with sails-close-to-the-wind tough guy mayor Russell Crowe. All sorts of interesting things in the pot, but Allen Hughes doesn’t stir them together in anything approaching a satisfactory manner.

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