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Fatal BeautyFatal Beauty (1987)
Dir. Tom Holland
Feat. Whoopi Goldberg, Sam Elliott, Ruben Blades
Whoopi Goldberg stars in this action–comedy thriller as a tough narc cop with a wig for every occasion. Clearly modelled after the BEVERLY…
Milagro Beanfield WarMilagro Beanfield War (1988)
Dir. Robert Redford
Feat. Ruben Blades, Richard Bradford, Sonia Braga
A New Mexican farmer triggers a feud with corporate developers keen to exploit his land. A spirited, simple fable – Redford lovingly directs a…
Predator 2Predator 2 (1990)
Dir. Stephen Hopkins
Feat. Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Ruben Blades
No Arnie this time, but the evil alien is back (he was cheaper) for another bout of human carnage. This time downtown Detroit gets the brunt of its…
Color of NightColor of Night (1994)
Dir. Richard Rush
Feat. Bruce Willis, Jane March, Ruben Blades
Bruce Willis plays a grief–stricken psychiatrist, and it's downhill from there in this post–BASIC INSTINCT misfire that can only be…
Assassination TangoAssassination Tango (2002) Recommended
Dir. Robert Duvall
Feat. Robert Duvall, Kathy Baker, Ruben Blades
Unassuming, yet engrossing crime drama, which follows aging hitman Robert Duvall on a job in Argentina, while casually digressing into a search for…
Once Upon a Time in MexicoOnce Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Dir. Robert Rodriguez
Feat. Johnny Depp, Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek
The final 'installment' in dir. Rodriguez' violent Mexican trilogy (see EL MARIACHI and DESPERADO), with Banderas again the loner in a dusty town,…
Imagining ArgentinaImagining Argentina (2003)
Dir. Christopher Hampton
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson, Ruben Blades
A controversial adaptation of Lawrence Thornton's award–winning novel, set in the Argentine dictatorship of the mid–1970s. Thompson is…
Secuestro ExpressSecuestro Express (2005)
Dir. Jonathan Jakubowicz
Feat. Mia Maestro, Ruben Blades
Venezuela comes off second best in this exploitative thriller peddling the country's professional kidnapping trade, where a couple of wealthy young…
Safe HouseSafe House (2012)
Dir. Daniel Espinosa
Feat. Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga
Efficient thriller with CIA rookie Reynolds in charge of keeping rogue agent Washington alive after their safe house is attacked by mercenaries.…

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