Archives for August 10, 2012

Introducing… Scott Derrickson.

I've just returned from The Glen Workshop, my favorite event of the year, a week-long arts conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, hosted by IMAGE journal. (They've published a brief sum-up of that extraordinary eight-day experience here.) I've attended almost ten years in a row now, and IMAGE posted a "video postcard" in which I testified about the profundity of Scott Cairns' keynote address. There are other postcards as well; I'm not the only one overjoyed, rejuvenated, and inspired by this … [Read more...]

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

I have a proposal for the next movie in the Bourne franchise. But first, a quick recap of the series so far.The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy were surprisingly substantial entries in the super-spy genre. Directors Doug Liman and Paul Greengrass and screenwriter Tony Gilroy made us believe in Jason Bourne, a highly skilled assassin who emerges from clouds of amnesia to discover, with increasing horror, the crimes he was designed to carry out in the name of American superiority. For … [Read more...]