Tamara’s Take: Quick Reviews, Feb. 22

“John Wick: Chapter 2,” four stars out of five. In theaters. I have a love-hate relationship with silencers in films. The favorite weapon of choice in the 1990s or any Steven Seagal movie, the silencer is a poor man’s drama device as a way of wiping out one’s enemy...
Our not-so-beautiful balloon

Our not-so-beautiful balloon

— A long-delayed severance tax on natural gas drillers — a levy enacted by every other major gas-producing state — would go a long way toward helping Pennsylvania solve its systemic budget shortfalls and provide better funding for public education....