[this is not a review of Mr. Smith Goes To Washington. the Paul Gosar ad isn’t on letterboxd so i’m using the first congress movie i could think of as a place holder]
Ethan and Ilsa’s encounters in Paris feel straight out of a Michael Mann film. Those little moments are the highlight of the film for me. They communicate more by just looking at each other than any other pair of Hollywood actors right now. I think Ferguson’s pregnancy coincided with production, so i suspect that’s why Ilsa is so underutilized here. In any case, Mission can’t really get any bigger or more epic than this, so they’re going to have to reinvent for 7. To me the obvious solution is to explore Ethan and Ilsa’s relationship, especially now that she’s unencumbered of her debt to British Intelligence.