Tag Archives: Matt Damon

Behind the Candelabra review

Directed by Steven SoderberghWritten by Richard LaGravenese, based on the book by Alex Thorleifson and Scott ThorsonThis feels like such an unlikely film, a biopic of the legendary entertainer Liberace. He was an extraordinarily private person for someone in the public eye, spending his entire life closeted. I think we can have a lot of… Read More

The Films of Steven Soderbergh

One of the biggest disappointments of 2013 (so far) is what appears to be Steven Soderbergh's (seemingly) serious intent to retire from directing movies. Soderbergh is consistently one of the most interesting American filmmakers. He's not often the screenwriter of his projects, but he's certainly an auteur in every other way I can think of.… Read More

The Bourne Legacy review

Directed by Tony Gilroy Written by Tony and Dan Gilroy, from a story by Tony, inspired by the Robert Ludlum novels. Tough act this one is following. The first three Bourne movies are that rare popular franchise without a weak link. Each of the films has something to recommend it, the second and third strongly… Read More

Revisiting the Bourne Trilogy

I decided to rewatch the immensely popular and influential Universal Pictures action franchise this weekend because it's relaunched August 10 with The Bourne Legacy.I say "relaunch" because it's not just another sequel—the director of the second and third film, Paul Greengrass, chose not to return, as did the star, Matt Damon—and I wouldn't call it… Read More

Contagion review

Directed by Steven Soderbergh | Written by Scott Z. Burns | 106 min | Netflix  I've read that Soderbergh's intent with this virus thriller was to make a film akin to producer/director Irwin Allen's disaster movies of the 1970s, which included The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno and The Swarm. The template of those pictures… Read More

The Adjustment Bureau review

  Written and directed by George Nolfi, adapted from a Philip K. Dick short story Adjustment Team | 106 min | Netflix Why am I such a sucker for a fantasy so surely set in the real world? I wish I knew. Just superstitious, I suppose. So long as the internal logic makes sense to… Read More