Tag Archives: Paul Greengrass

Jason Bourne

YOU KNOW HIS NAME. When the CIA realizes that a former technician of theirs, Nicky Parsons (Julia Stiles), intends to expose a top-secret file and has made contact with Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), the hunt is on once again. It took nine years for Damon and Paul Greengrass to reunite for a third sequel to … Continue reading Jason Bourne

Captain Phillips: Attack on the Alabama

OUT HERE SURVIVAL IS EVERYTHING.   In my review of Bloody Sunday (2002), I wrote that director Paul Greengrass has a knack for making reality-based dramas look like documentaries. He repeated the same feat in the overwhelming United 93 (2006). Captain Phillips lands somewhere between these excellent films, a surprisingly strong retelling of actual events … Continue reading Captain Phillips: Attack on the Alabama

Four Best Iraq War Movies

On Hardball with Chris Matthews last Tuesday, writer Wayne Slater suggested that Republicans are finally coming to terms with the fact that the Iraq War was “mismanaged”, which was quite the understatement in Matthews’s eyes. Ten years after U.S. troops rolled into Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction that didn’t exist, America is trying to … Continue reading Four Best Iraq War Movies

Green Zone

CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER ROY MILLER IS DONE FOLLOWING ORDERS. Shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) and his team are busy trying to find WMD stashes, but the locations are empty and Miller smells a rat… Welcome to the Iraq War, Jason Bourne style. This very loose adaptation of the … Continue reading Green Zone

The Bourne Ultimatum

THIS SUMMER JASON BOURNE COMES HOME.    As Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) goes after the people who “created” him and killed his girlfriend, more CIA operatives are realizing that he may not be the enemy. The third chapter of the Bourne saga is an exhilarating showdown between a visibly tired but highly motivated, lethal Bourne and his enemies. … Continue reading The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Supremacy

THEY SHOULD HAVE LEFT HIM ALONE. Jason Bourne and Marie (Matt Damon, Franka Potente) are hiding in India, but their cover is blown and once again Bourne finds himself on the lam from the CIA. The sequel to The Bourne Identity (2002) is darker and once Potente’s character exits the story Bourne has no one really to banter … Continue reading The Bourne Supremacy