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DVD review: The Bourne Supremacy

Posted by Jonathan On December - 18 - 2004

bournesupResurrecting the raw, urgent realism of Doug Liman’s original anti-thriller, Brit director Paul Greengrass puts Matt Damon’s amnesiac assassin back in the crosshairs. Only this time, framed for murder by the CIA, it’s Bourne’s turn to play the hunter. Read the rest of this entry »

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Film review: The Butterfly Effect

Posted by Jonathan On April - 14 - 2004

The Butterfly EffectA teen time-travel mess that thinks it’s a dark thriller, The Butterfly Effect is so head-slappingly silly you may even enjoy it. Ashton Kutcher stars as Evan, a boy who discovers he can journey back into his troubled childhood and change the future for himself and his friends. Problem is,¬†every alternative reality changes something for the worse. So he keeps going back – again and again. Result? Lobotomised entertainment that’s dark, violent, and hilariously dumb. Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: Roger Dodger

Posted by Jonathan On December - 17 - 2003

rogerdodgerCorrosive, funny and provocative in the extreme, debut writer/director Dylan Kidd‘s dual coming-of-age odyssey was 2003’s standout indie belter. It gives us Roger (Campbell Scott), a sexual super-predator prowling the Manhattan urban jungle: razor tongue, velvet cynicism and (of course) buried self-hatred. Who better to take his timid 16-year-old nephew Nick (Jesse Eisenberg) on an unforgettable night of seduce-and-destroy cherry-bursting? Read the rest of this entry »

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DVD review: The Bourne Identity SE

Posted by Jonathan On June - 18 - 2003

bourneidentityWhen Jason Bourne was first hooked out of the Mediterranean sea with bullet-holes in his body and¬†plot-holes in his brain, few would have wagered that a) Matt Damon could convince as an amnesiac action-man and b) that The Bourne Identity could convince as a sleek spy thriller. But convince they do, with blistering unarmed combat, screeching chases and moral mugginess unfolding against a vivid European backdrop. Read the rest of this entry »

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