The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

2012 Update: It's been eight years since the release of The Bourne Supremacy, which has, over time, become my favorite in the Bourne franchise to revisit. (This weekend, the series gets an unnecessary fourth episode).The original remains the strongest in terms of storytelling. But the sequel's sense of momentum, its deepening of Jason Bourne's character, and its spectacular action bring me back again and again. (It has developed a reputation for having unleashed confusing, chaotic action … [Read more...]

Steven Greydanus on “United 93”

My trusted friend and colleague Steven D. Greydanus has seen United 93. And he says, It is not exploitative. It is not manipulative. It is not strident or judgmental. It does not demonize or lionize anybody. It is as restrained, as respectful, as deeply moving a tribute to the passengers of United Flight 93 (not to mention assorted key players on the ground) as I can imagine a film being. As a New York area resident who watched the WTC burn and fall with my own eyes, I am deeply appreciative … [Read more...]