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...]

“Enough with the shaky-cam already!”

What's a handheld-camera movie where the shaky-cam technique was a good idea?What's a movie where you found yourself shouting, "Enough with the handheld camera already!" … [Read more...]

A letter to the folks running The Bourne Franchise

First of all, thank you for one of the summer's most enjoyable movies. The Bourne Supremacy is just the right size and shape. Spider-Man 2 runs a little long, considering the comic-book simplicity of its plot. Your film ends at just the right moment. I laughed, I cheered, I clung to my seat in order to keep from being thrown through the windshield of Bourne's car, and I applauded at your brilliant choice of bringing back that great Moby song in the end credits.Now, here are few tips for how … [Read more...]