Kenneth Branagh directs a Kenneth Branagh film, co-starring Kenneth Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh is not going to let you forget this in a movie called JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT.
First, let's re-meet Jack Ryan.
The first act of the film does a good job of re-re-re-introducing us to Jack Ryan. Chris Pine's Jack Ryan joined the military after dropping out of The London School of Economics after watching 9/11 unfold before him. He ends up injured (Ryan has a terrible back…
Michael Mann's first film, THIEF, establishes his modus operandi that reaches through his entire filmography (MANHUNTER, HEAT, COLLATERAL, MIAMI VICE, and PUBLIC ENEMIES to a greater extent). THIEF exudes style, with a solid performance by James Caan. Adjectives like slick and cool come to mind. Added bonus: A synth-licious score by Tangerine Dream.