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  • The Bourne Ultimatum

    The Bourne Ultimatum

    ★★★

    Greengrass excells at keeping a fast pace with his use of handheld and quick edits. The Bourne series has become a fun exercise in his style, but little more.

  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

    ★★★

    Bay needs to do more like this and less Transformers. Great action flick. Forget the politics... This is the Alamo of modern day warfare stories and is a great tribute to a true event as such.

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  • Chronicle

    Chronicle

    ★★½

    Let me just state my bias before attempting this review. I hate 'found footage' films. To me it seems like nothing but an excuse to present cheaply produced movies to a mass audience. The concept behind them is neat, the execution is often poor. The biggest conundrum these types of movies present is how do you tell a narrative when everything you see is supposedly random events captured on video? When the videographer picks up the camera does he just…

  • Scent of a Woman

    Scent of a Woman

    ★★★½

    I think I avoided Martin Brest's Scent of a Woman for so long because deep down I thought it was a chick flick but wow, it could hardly be further from! There's only one scene involving a woman and neither that scene nor the film's title are central to the actual story. What we essentially have here is a coming of age story about an impressionable young high school student who forms a father/son-like bond with a miserable old retired…