Tag Archives: Julia Stiles

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

Dexter: Brother, Friend, Serial Killer

After the final season of Dexter, it’s kind of hard to remember how well received this show was at first. The main title sequence was pure brilliance. Set to Rolfe Kent’s disarmingly offbeat theme, it presented Dexter’s morning routines, but in such a clever way that simple acts of cracking eggs, grinding coffee beans, shaving … Continue reading Dexter: Brother, Friend, Serial Killer

Silver Linings Playbook

WATCH FOR THE SIGNS. After eight months in a mental hospital, Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), who has bipolar disorder, is released into the care of his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver) and stubbornly plots a reunion with his wife. Another portrayal of a motley working-class family from David O. Russell who last made The … Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook

Mona Lisa Smile

IN A WORLD THAT TOLD THEM HOW TO THINK, SHE SHOWED THEM HOW TO LIVE. In 1953, new arts history teacher Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts) arrives at the prestigious Wellesley College in Massachusetts and tries to make her female students consider a career, not just marriage. A movie in the vein of Dead Poets Society (1989), … Continue reading Mona Lisa Smile

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 Omen

HIS DAY WILL COME. Robert Thorn (Liev Schreiber), the American ambassador to England, begins to suspect that his five-year-old son could be the anti-Christ. This remake of the 1976 classic uses the color red in effective ways, offers an interesting take on the decapitation scene of the original and gives Mia Farrow and her Rosemary’s Baby past a … Continue reading The Omen

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

The Bourne Identity: Remembering Things Past

HE WAS THE PERFECT WEAPON UNTIL HE BECAME THE TARGET. Doug Liman surprised the world in 2002. In the late 1990s the director had delivered two reasonably successful films, Swingers (1996) and GO (1999), but no one could have expected him doing a simple action movie next – and being so good at it. When The Bourne Identity was released, the … Continue reading The Bourne Identity: Remembering Things Past