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Review: The Bourne Legacy
In this Bourne spinoff, The Hurt Locker 's Jeremy Renner continues his unlikely bid for action-franchise stardom as Aaron Cross, a next-generation Special Op boosted with bionics.
Tony Gilroy's Bourne spinoff
| August 10, 2012
Taylor Lautner plays characters with mysterious origins and makes them boring.
Beautiful but boring
| September 30, 2011
Review: The Informant!
The Informant! opens with a segment that sounds as if it had been culled from Food, Inc.
Soderbergh's state of cornfusion
| September 18, 2009
Every now and then so-called independent filmmakers have to make money and prove to the studios that they have some traction at the box office.
The Coen Brothers have talent to Burn
| September 09, 2008
This Islamic-terrorist thriller takes us halfway around the world before landing on our shores to introduce us to the terrorists in our midst.
Never as exciting as an episode of 24
| August 27, 2008
Interview: Joseph Finder
"Since 9/11, thousands of CIA employees have quit to go private. Basically, these guys are private spies."
| August 22, 2008
In at least one of its toss-away scenes, Joshua Seftel’s War, Inc. rises to the level of brutal bad taste that distinguishes master satirists from Jonathan Swift to Stanley Kubrick.
War, Inc. cuts its losses
| June 11, 2008
Silver linings on a dark screen
The best films of 2007 hold their own when it comes to despair, evil, and treachery.
Film: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
And justice for one . . .
“I’m not a miracle worker, I’m a janitor.”
Clooney cleans up as Michael Clayton
| October 03, 2007
Heroes of our time
In interviews promoting The Bourne Ultimatum , Matt Damon has argued that his Jason Bourne has supplanted James Bond as the hero of our time.
From Bond to Bourne, the good guys (and girls) buck the system
| July 31, 2007
Keeping It Real
We’ll get used to it, I suppose, this new category of moviegoing distress. Sooner or later, we get used to everything.
Sticking to the facts in a post-9/111 world, Michael Winterbottom and Paul Greengrass lead a new breed of filmmaker
| June 20, 2007
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