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Jul 28 2016

Jason Bourne

There are two popular cinematic Jasons, both coming to the public eye in 1980 and starring in franchises which have taken them well into the 21st century. One’s an unstoppable killer who haunts a summer camp, while the other is a seemingly-unstoppable former government assassin, both being ruthless and single-minded in their purposes. The first, […]
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Aug 9 2013

Elysium

Picture Occupy Wall Street, the Blackwater Security Force scandal, our government employees not being able to keep a lid on confidential information, the current healthcare and insurance problems, a quota-driven workforce, and the continental divide between wealthy and poor all rolled into one movie. Then, set it in a bleak future with futuristic weapons, robots, […]
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Dec 31 2012

Promised Land

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on December 31, 2012.) In our push to liberate ourselves from foreign oil, a process called “fracking” – hydraulic fracturing of land in order to extract elements to be used for natural gas – has started taking center stage in our discourse on energy alternatives. The process […]
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Aug 10 2012

The Bourne Legacy

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on August 10, 2012.) Author Robert Ludlum published a trilogy of novels concerning a man named Jason Bourne from 1980 through 1990, starting with The Bourne Identity. The Bourne Supremacy was published in 1986, followed relatively shortly by the final installment, The Bourne Ultimatum. In 2002, Swingers […]
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Sep 9 2011

Contagion

(This review was originally published on September 9, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) We’ve seen plenty of pandemic films before. Varying from big budget successes like “Outbreak”, independent pictures like 2009′s “Carriers” and Danny Boyle’s gruesome vision “28 Days Later”, the possibility of a global health emergency has been explored in movies for decades. It’s no wonder that this fictionally enhanced topic continues […]
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