Review: Jason Bourne (2016)

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It’s been nine years since Matt Damon starred as the titular amnesiac assassin of the Bourne series, with the third instalment providing complete closure to his arc. And yet, after a failed spin-off, Damon has found his way back for another outing that incorporates many modern-day issues to fit with the times, such as the exponential development of social media and privacy concerns, but never fully warrants its existence. Continue reading “Review: Jason Bourne (2016)”

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2013 In Review: Top Ten Films

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2013 was a fantastic year for film. It’s as simple as that. Technological boundaries were broken, Disney made a triumphant comeback with not one but two wonderful animated releases, Noah Baumbach proved what could happen when you make a film on a shoestring budget and in black-and-white, and Steven Soderbergh bid a fond farewell to the cinematic world with the fantastic one-two punch of pharmaceutical drama Side Effects and outlandish Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra. Continue reading “2013 In Review: Top Ten Films”

Review: Captain Phillips (2013)

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Based on an unbelievable against-all-odds survival story and the subsequent tell-all book titled A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, And Dangerous Days At Sea, Captain Phillips marks the return of acclaimed British director Paul Greengrass. Working from a skilfully crafted screenplay and propelled by an incredibly devoted performance from Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips is a tightly wound thriller that’s every bit as tense and riveting as it is unsettling and deeply moving. Continue reading “Review: Captain Phillips (2013)”

Review: The Bourne Legacy (2012)

With Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) on the run and the media close to blowing the lid on the CIA’s heavily guarded special operation programs, Eric Byer (Edward Norton) is forced to take dramatic action, not only closing down each and every program, but also killing every single agent in the field. Unfortunately for them, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) narrowly escapes the attacks, albeit without his performance enhancing medication, and tracks down geneticist Marta Shearing Continue reading “Review: The Bourne Legacy (2012)”