JASON BOURNE

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Paul Greengrass Stars: Matt Damon, Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed, Julia Stiles, Gregg Henry, Ato Essendoh, Scott Shepherd, Bill Camp. The film adaptations of Robert Ludlum's novels about Jason Bourne, an amnesiac assassin trying to piece together his own identity while outrunning and outgunning assassins was very influential in shaping and reinvigorating the Bond franchise as well as inspiring action films like Taken and its ilk. Nine years ago, following The Bourne Ultimatum, Matt Damon, the star of Continue reading

PARTISAN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Ariel Kleiman Stars: Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mazzara. Australian filmmaker Ariel Kleiman hails from a background in short films and short documentaries (his 2010 20-minute short Deeper Than Yesterday has won several awards) and this background shapes his debut feature film. The grim but flawed Partisan is a bleak coming of age tale set against the backdrop of a sinister cult run by Gregori, a charismatic Fagin-like leader (played by French actor Vincent Cassel), who is an expert at brainwashing recruits from an early Continue reading